Coronavirus and Ivermectin; Man ends up in ICU, Deathly Ill. Nurses Ask to Take Him Off Life Support. Family Sues to Administer Ivermectin, he WALKS AWAY a Few Days Later
Sun Ng, a contractor from Hong Kong, was visiting his grandchildren in October when he caught COVID-19. Ng was admitted to Edward Hospital in Naperville, Illinois, on Oct. 14 and was placed on a ventilator several days later. Like thousands of other patients, the hospital offered Ng no viable hope of survival but bitterly fought the use of ivermectin, even with the family’s own doctor, at their own cost, and with their own liability. Ng’s daughter, Man Kwan Ng, sued the hospital in DuPage County Circuit Court for the right to have Dr. Alan Bain administer a regimen of ivermectin.
According to a court affidavit, at the time Ng was “in the same state for many, many days … critically ill,” and a nurse suggested that Dr. Ng “stop all this aggressive care and let [her father] die naturally.” On November 5, after Ng was on a ventilator for three weeks, DuPage County Circuit Court Judge Paul Fullerton ruled in favor of the family and allowed Dr. Bain to administer 24mg doses of ivermectin from Nov. 8 through Nov. 12. The result? Within five days, he was able to breathe without the ventilator and on Nov. 16 walked out of the ICU. By this past Sunday, Ng was breathing without supplemental oxygen on a regular hospital floor.
Ralph Lorigo, the lawyer on this case, told me that the patient was able to extubate himself from the ventilator, yet the hospital is still appealing the decision! How dare this man live! “You shouldn’t have to have a lawyer to come out alive,” said Lorigo in an interview with TheBlaze.
Shockingly, the hospital attorney, Joseph Monahan, said, “We continue to strenuously object to the false science narrative that is being given to the court without basis.”
Lorigo told me that he has been retained on 129 cases dealing with ivermectin denials, but in the vast majority of them he can’t even complete the court filings before the patient passes away. However, in the cases where he had time to fight it and win in court, he almost always succeeds in saving the patient. “Of all the cases I won and the patient was able to go through the full course of ivermectin, the patient is home and healthy,” declared Lorigo.
Tarrant County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Jones is dying of COVID at Texas Health Huguley Hospital in Tarrant County because the hospital has fought tooth and nail to block ivermectin. His wife sued in court and originally won at the district court level, thanks to the help of Lorigo’s law firm. However, when the family was about to get Dr. Mary Bowden to administer the ivermectin, the hospital appealed the decision and got the lower court’s ruling stayed. Emily Miller reported last week that the hospital wrapped a towel around Jason’s feeding tube so that his wife, Erin, couldn’t administer the drug herself.
Why is the legislature not convening an emergency session to deal with the thousands of people being denied care, while these same hospitals prescribe only three drugs: remdesivir, baricitinib and tofacitinib – all of which either have FDA black box warnings for blood clotting or NIH warnings for kidney failure and liver toxicity. I have had families of patients reach out to me and tell me their loved ones had their bags of vitamins confiscated by the hospital.
Consider the following sickening juxtaposition: Catholic hospitals must now, according to the courts, perform chemical castration at the behest of a patient – even if it’s against their conscience and medical judgement. At the same time, they cannot only deny ivermectin – a Nobel Prize-winning, FDA-approved drug – as the last choice, but actively block the patient from using his own.
How many tens of thousands of people have died on ventilators because doctors were not administering Ivermectin? This is a genocide.
- Source: https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-why-every-red-state-has-an-obligation-to-fight-hospitals-killing-patients-on-ventilators
Ontario teachers’ union implements voting system that will value “racialized” Canadians votes higher than White votes
More proof that liberals are racist against whites. Everyone is equal, but some people are more equal than others, especially “racialized” people in Liberal Canada.
A teachers’ union in southern Ontario has decided that if not enough minority members of the board are present, votes will be weighted to further the representation of minority members.
The new system, aimed at improving the representation of Indigenous, Black and racialized teachers in the union’s decision-making process, will ensure that they always represent 50 per cent of the votes. It means that if 15 people voting have not self-identified as racialized, and five have, both groups will be weighted to each represent 50 per cent of the total vote.
The system applies to one local bargaining unit, located in the Halton region, of the larger Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF). The local unit represents roughly 1,400 teachers and staff, according to the website. A motion was proposed at the union’s June annual general meeting and it passed with the support of 68 per cent of delegates.
- Source: https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/ontario-teachers-union-implements-controversial-weighted-voting-system-to-increase-minority-representation
More proof that liberals are racist against whites. He wants to hire people based on merit, liberals want him to hire people based on the color of their skin.
An award-winning Canadian scientist said he has been refused two federal government grants for his research on the grounds of “lack of diversity” — even though he is originally from India and has repeatedly suffered racism.
Patanjali Kambhampati, a professor in the chemistry department at Montreal’s McGill University, believes the death knell for the latest grant was a line in the application form where he was asked about hiring staff based on diversity and inclusion considerations. He says his mistake was maintaining that he would hire on merit any research assistant who was qualified, regardless of their identity.
“We will hire the most qualified people based upon their skills and mutual interests,” Kambhampati wrote on the application.
“I’ve had two people say that was the kiss of death,” said Kambhampati. “I thought I was trying to be nice saying that if you were interested and able I’d hire you and that’s all that mattered. I don’t care about the colour of your skin. I’m interested in hiring someone who wants to work on the project and is good at it.”
Kambhampati said he didn’t go public after the first grant was rejected but decided to speak out now because the increasing use by the government of equity, diversity and inclusion, aka “EDI,” provisions, as well as woke culture, are killing innovation, harming science and disrupting society.
“I believe this is an important stand to make. I will not be silenced anymore,” he said.
Kambhampati’s work explores the cutting edge of super-fast laser science, a field that spans everything from telecom to medicine. He believes Canada can become a world leader in the field.
But his application for a $450,000 grant this month from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) was turned down because, the council said, “the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion considerations in the application were deemed insufficient.”
- Source: https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/minority-professor-denied-grants-because-he-hires-on-merit-people-are-afraid-to-think
Black Privilege: Hundreds of Blacks Loot Bay Area Stores, MSM Says Not to Use The Term “Looting” To Describe Their Actions
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Bay Area police departments have called what happened at various retail stores this weekend “looting.”
We saw similar crimes happen in the wake of the George Floyd protests, but are the past weekend’s crimes truly considered looting?
Race and Social Justice Reporter Julian Glover is here to give us some context of looting.
“As the Bay Area grapples with a wave of seemingly organized smash and grab robberies this weekend, policing and journalism analysts are cautioning against the use of the term looting,” Julian says.
“The Louis Vuitton store was burglarized and looted. The Burberry in Westfield Mall was burglarized and looted,” said San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott in a press conference to reporters Saturday.
Chief Scott was detailing his department’s response to a wave of potentially organized retail thefts and burglaries netting a million dollars in stolen luxury goods.
A San Jose Police Department spokesman updated the media on incidents of theft occurring in the South Bay over the weekend.
“We are talking about two incidents, we’re not going to call this looting. This is organized robbery. That’s what it is,” said Sergeant Christian Camarillo, public information officer for San Jose Police.
Camarillo was referring to the $40,000 in merchandise stolen from Lululemon in Santana Row Saturday.
Similar crimes hit Hayward and Walnut Creek this weekend with waves of suspects rushing stores leading to major losses.
But according to the California Penal Code, what we saw was not looting.
The penal code defines looting as “theft or burglary…during a ‘state of emergency’, ‘local emergency’, or ‘evacuation order’ resulting from an earthquake, fire, flood, riot or other natural or manmade disaster.”
White Privilege? Systemic Anti White Racism and Hate on Facebook; 90 percent of “hate speech” subject to content takedowns were statements of contempt, inferiority and disgust directed at White people and men
Yet racist posts against minorities weren’t what Facebook’s own hate speech detection algorithms were most commonly finding. The software, which the company introduced in 2015, was supposed to detect and automatically delete hate speech before users saw it. Publicly, the company said in 2019 that its algorithms proactively caught more than 80 percent of hate speech.
But this statistic hid a serious problem that was obvious to researchers: The algorithm was aggressively detecting comments denigrating White people more than attacks on every other group, according to several of the documents. One April 2020 document said roughly 90 percent of “hate speech” subject to content takedowns were statements of contempt, inferiority and disgust directed at White people and men, though the time frame is unclear. And it consistently failed to remove the most derogatory, racist content.
And yet they are only concerned about minorities;
“This information confirms what many of us already knew: that Facebook is an active and willing participant in the dissemination of hate speech and misinformation,” Omar said in a statement. “For years, we have raised concerns to Facebook about routine anti-Muslim, anti-Black, and anti-immigrant content on Facebook, much of it based on outright falsehoods. It is clear that they only care about profit, and will sacrifice our democracy to maximize it.”
From now on, the algorithm would be narrowly tailored to automatically remove hate speech against only five groups of people — those who are Black, Jewish, LGBTQ, Muslim or of multiple races — that users rated as most severe and harmful. (The researchers hoped to eventually expand the algorithm’s detection capabilities to protect other vulnerable groups, after the algorithm had been retrained and was on track.) Direct threats of violence against all groups would still be deleted.
Kaplan and the other executives did give the green light to a version of the project that would remove the least harmful speech, according to Facebook’s own study: programming the algorithms to stop automatically taking down content directed at White people, Americans and men. The Post previously reported on this change when it was announced internally later in 2020.
What this means is that non-whites systemically hate whites judging by the amount of hate white people receive on the platform. And Facebook will not only encourage this by not deleting anti-white hate speech, but will only police anti-minority hate speech.
This is privilege. Minority privilege.
Black Privilege and MSM Bias and Double Standards – Black Supremacist Anti White Terrorist Darrell Brooks Runs Over 50 People Killing 6 in Waukesha – MSM Downplays Story = Results of Liberal Policies, Terrorist Was Out On $1,000 Bail
Biased media calls this simply a “crash”. Never mention his race, which they would if he was white.
The suspect in a Christmas parade crash in suburban Milwaukee that killed five people was free on $1,000 bail posted just two days before the deadly event, a fact that is leading to a review of what happened and renewed calls for giving judges more power to set higher bails.
Buzzfeed race baiting propagandists don’t mention his race, and call the terrorist attack a “crash”
The terrorist calls to knock out white people, follows black supremacists and black panthers.
CBS News Coverage: Malcolm X’s Daughter found dead is more important than a terrorist attack:
USA Today Coverage: Nordstrom robbery is more important than a black supremacist terrorist attack:
Yahoo News Coverage: Malcolm X’s Daughter found dead is more important than a black supremacist terrorist attack:
ABC News Coverage: No mention at all:
CNN Coverage: Dollar Tree is more important than a terrorist attack:
MSNBC Coverage: Rittenhouse not guilty verdict is more important than a black supremacist terrorist attack:
Compare how a very similar incident was covered during the Charlottesville rally where one obese woman died from a heart attack…
Slowly Creeping Marxism – How to Subvert Society, Clean the Police and Army of Patriots And Set Up an Authoritarian Regime in the West (boriquagato on substack)
When a child makes a chess move you do not understand, it’s easy to dismiss it as “oh, that was foolish” but when someone who has just run won 40 in a row does it, you might want to pause and say “huh, what am i not understanding here?” sometimes there is a long game underneath and many of the best players will hide a distant trap in a gambit designed to allay suspicion by appearing ill conceived.
but when you watch enough games, you can see the shape of the endgame coming by how the middle game emerges. you can see what outcomes a player has ultimate designs upon by what leverage they want now.
the state of the board foretells the future.
and there look to be some NASTY games going on.
let’s take everyone’s current favorite: making the military woke and emphasizing diversity, inclusion, and intersectional obsession until we finally work up to replacing rank insignia with little silver lists of pronouns.
it’s easy to look at a military unit and say “this needs to be optimized to win wars and nothing else” and then see all these initiatives to wokeify it as the sort of catastrophic conceits and obsessions the lead the the end of empires.
it’s easy to poke fun.
but dismissing this as “stupid” is something you do at your own peril.
it is ANYTHING but stupid. it’s planful and it’s calculated.
sure, this will likely diminish the military’s ability to fight a foreign war or project power.
this is not about that.
this is about optimizing something altogether different:
this is about creating a military indoctrinated into a culture that will render it ready to wage war upon its own people.
that is always the authoritarian endgame.
you cannot have a police state if the police are against you.
you cannot run a despotism if the army stands with the people and not the elites.
and IF those groups are not with you, you need to eliminate them, sideline them, neuter them, or change them so they suit your needs.
and ALL this has been going on.
this is NOT about right vs left. that’s the ruse, the stage magician’s flourish to hide the bunny.
this is about authoritarian vs free.
and you need to internalize that because that is the real fight.
“defund the police” sounds stupid.
but is it?
what if what you seek is chaos and to get rid of the folks whose local autonomy, control, and cultures are too strong for you to force “woke” upon them?
you can grab the FBI and DOJ because they are federal, centralized, and easy to indoctrinate from the top down, but the police are too spread out, too diverse, and too autonomous. you cannot easily capture them from the center.
sure, folks in blue have been worryingly complaint in enforcing covid mandates, but just how far can you push them? are they really going to start arresting people for going to work unjabbed and become the rubber meets road part of authoritarian imposition that rounds up dissidents for speaking out or walking their kids into a schoolhouse?
in most of the US, i doubt it.
austria seems to be running into some trouble there…
Austria 🇦🇹 Boom 🔥 Police have stated they will NOT enforce the UNWAXXED Lockdown on the grounds it goes against…”freedom and human dignity”. They will join a monster November 20 Rally, in Vienna. Serious cracks are beginning to appear…Long Live Freedom 👊
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and this is the nightmare of every would be cadre seeking to impose their authoritarian designs upon an unwilling populace:
you call for the praetorian guard to put down the rabble and they arrest you instead.
now do you see why so many in this group seem to favor “defund the police”?
do you see why they favor the imposition of ideologies antithetical to functional fighting fitness upon the military to hound out the capable and the free thinking and leave a corps of woke leaders selected for commitment to dogmatic purity and soldiers who will follow absurd diktat over sense or community?
because that’s the real rub.
to get a military to turn on its own people is no mean feat.
most truly despotic regimes manage it by making the military one of the few comfortable careers, especially if you throw in “freedom from midnight police raids” as a bonus.
better to be the boot than the head it kicks…
but this will not work in the west. better paying jobs abound. no one becomes a soldier because the pay is so amazing or to beat up on neighbors they dislike.
you need another means to turn them against their society, and that means is woke ideology.
woke is custom made to divide, vilify, and radicalize.
it’s a secular system of original sin that, by definition, encompasses and others anyone not actively and constantly seeking contrition and redress through unabashedly accepting and prostrating oneself before the system.
think in ANY other terms or on any other axis and you’re anathema.
you cannot deny it or avoid it. that’s the whole point. this is a feature, not a bug.
it’s just a secular version of “there is no god but god.”
there is no struggle but THE STRUGGLE™.
all must pay it homage and render it service or be branded “enemy.” this is the literal canon of the genre, its definitional integument.
armies do not generally decide to “become the bad guy” and prey upon their own people. they need to be convinced that YOU are the bad guys.
so “leaders” fill their heads with doctrine that the world is fundamentally bad, riddled with systematic racism, sexism, classism, and any other ism that helps establish “us” vs “them” and demands the intervention of the state for there to ever be justice.
this is how you make putting down your own people seem heroic and just.
you describe any who do not agree as either a reactionary seeking to fight the truth to hold onto unjust privilege or a useful idiot whose consciousness needs to be elevated.
even the alleged victims themselves can be so tarred leading to the dubious spectacle of becky from vassar telling an incredulous black grandmother about how she does not understand oppression.
it’s a whole nested matryoshka doll of kafka traps.
anyone who resists “proves” they are an enemy of the people and of justice.
and armies are for fighting enemies, right?
- this breaks family structures turning brother on sister and child upon parent.
- it eliminates community groups because anything not organized on these precise political lines becomes “part of the structural problem.”
- this goes double for churches.
it helps if you start co-opting your brownshirts to be when they are young and impressionable.
you teach them to participate in, regurgitate by rote, and commit to ideologies they are too young to possibly understand so that by the time they can, they’re utterly indoctrinated into your specific milieu of thinking and can only see the world as you have framed it.
you’re taught them to see every system but yours as the enemy thereby alienating them from all communities save yours.
and guess who they are raising this new collective consciousness of social justice warriors to one day fight against?
this is the same plan used by marxist regimes all over the world and all through history.
you take over the schools and teach an ideology that “the world and the people in it are fundamentally broken and only through government and conscious collective action and submission can it be fixed.”
you teach that the society stands paramount above the individual and they the people serve the collective.
of course, the leaders stand (and speak) for the collective and so, you serve them, not they you. you think you’re pursuing justice, but it’s really just subjugation and elitist privilege selling itself with doublespeak.
war is peace.
freedom is slavery.
if you can inculcate this mythos into the new military recruits and feed them a steady diet of fear of american systems and denizens, soon you have a force that IS ready to round up we the people as enemies of the state and will feel as righteous as any university cancel culture mob while doing so.
it has happened before.
you can see this in the handling of 1/6 where the justice department is engaging in show trials and long, arbitrary detentions for minor, non-violent offenses that basically amount to “loitering politely in a lobby” or “lectern appropriation” while treating the “mostly peaceful protesters” who burned and looted cities, federal buildings, and police stations with kid gloves and releasing essentially all of them on no bail and no charges.
the political preferencing is surreal.
so is the embellishment of threat.
an hour in the rotunda is insurrection. a month of occupying an autonomous zone in seattle is “a valid expression of grievance.”
the same people who claim “you need nukes and fighter-planes to take on the US so why bother having guns?” turn around and tell you that unarmed cosplay shamen sitting in a chair nearly unseated the federal congress.
you can see it in the way the FBI has, for years, become beholden to one political party to the point of investigating political foes, lying to get warrants on them, participating in outright disinformation campaigns to influence elections, and increasingly using “woke” definitions to render we the people subject to the to the ignominiously named patriot act.
note that it is precisely resisting the woke indoctrination of children into critical race theory, gender theory and other forms of post modernist marixism that brought this to a head. this is a backlash against parents wanting a say in what their children are taught. that does not seem like a healthy impulse for a government to have.
and it came right from the top.
these folks desperately want a reichstag fire to validate a crackdown and more and more pretexts to spy upon, track, and license you. (well, except to vote, clearly that would be too difficult…)
and almost no one in government is really resisting this, despite what many seek to pantomime.
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these are OUR kids not yours, seems to be the view adopted by the federal government. this is the classic destruction of the family structure used by marxists and fascists alike.
loyalty is to the state, not the parents. and this has been going on for a LONG time. it’s taken over the universities, the high schools, the elementary schools, and even younger. this cadre of the co-opted and radicalized has become vast.
each little facet of this thing looks stupid on many boards, but as a unified edifice on the board of “how do we set up for an authoritarian/totalitarian takeover?” you can see the shape of the plan and its long term implications.
you divide a society against itself, break up the groupings that make it resilient, allow license to your own shock troops and ruthlessly suppress dissent.
you make it clear that the children are yours, not the parents’. you indoctrinate and intimidate.
you eliminate the fractious bottoms up authority (like police) that you cannot co-opt and take over the top down branches of justice and FBI and IRS that you can.
you spy, surveil, and fabricate a series of “domestic insurrection” threats to validate treating your people like terrorists.
finally, you turn the military into a force willing to fight we the people.
that’s the marxist/fascist dictator’s handbook.
and they have been playing it to near perfection for decades.
perceptions have been wildly warped.
honestly, i think covid wrecked it for them.
it was too much, too fast. it was like having to commit to shooting the moon 2 tricks too early in hearts. there are still cards in your hand you cannot figure out how to win with. you have the king of hearts, but not the ace. this means that unless your opponent is stupid, you’re cooked. your hand has “24 points” written all over it.
their careful construction of interlocking structures of power and commanding heights got pushed into a hectic, ad hoc blitzkrieg and they lost cohesion and defensibility.
worse, they lost deniability. they became too obvious, too flagrant, too fast, and pushed on too many fronts all at once.
such a strategy requires momentum, and they lost it.
there is no element of surprise anymore. unless you have a lay down hand, half of shooting the moon is masking your intention. and they do NOT have a lay down hand.
they’re caught out.
and now it’s time to roll this back. bigly.
they lack the will and the capability to send in the troops on us and it is beholden on us to make sure they never gain such things, because clearly, that IS where they are going next.
this needs to be ripped out of schools and public institutions, root and stem.
it’s time for full blown school choice and to the studs renovation/demolition of many of these federal agencies.
this is the one you want to be sure you win.
if we don’t, the next one is a much, much harder fight.
The Israeli “Real-Time News” reports: Breaking news: 500% increase in deaths – SCD/SUD of FIFA players in 2021
Not 24 athletes, not 30, nor 75 – Since December, 183 professional athletes and coaches have suddenly collapsed! 108 of them died! According to the literature, the phenomenon of collapsing athlete breakdown for reasons unrelated to injury is rare.
So what is causing this sudden epidemic?
The “Real-Time News” investigation presents a list of athletes who were injured and/or died. Analyzing the list we found:
- Most athletes are males (only 15 females)
- TheVast majority are 17-40 years. Only 21 are older (5 aged 42-45, six aged 46-49, 7 aged 51-54, and 3 others aged 60-64).
- 23 are teenagers, aged 12-17, 16 died.
In over 80 of the cases, such as football stars Sergio Aguero and Christian Eriksen, the athletes collapsed while playing, racing or training, or immediately after.
- In most cases, it has been reported that the cause of the collapse is heart-related, including myocarditis, pericarditis, heart attacks, or cardiac arrest.
- The second cause reported is clotting events.
We emphasize that the list we have is even longer, but for the sake of caution, dozens of cases were removed, from it in which we did not have full details, so that only the cases that were reported in detail were included.
In addition, cases were removed in which evidence of previous risk factors was mentioned, such as a cardiac disease or diabetes.
To get a better picture of the data compared to previous years, we only looked at data relating to deaths among athletes registered with FIFA, and compared the data regarding the number of SCD (sudden cardiac death)/SUD (sudden unexplained death) among these athletes in previous years, to the number of cases in 2021.
To find out how many deaths actually occurred during the last two decades among FIFA players (2001-2020), we used Wikipedia – “List of association footballers who died while playing“. To know how many cases occurred in 2021, we used the list collected by us in “Real-Time News” (which includes the cases noted in Wikipedia for 2021).
Dr. Josh Guetzkow, a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Institute of Criminology at the Hebrew University, analyzed the data. “An article published in the British Medical Journal shows that the risk of SCD is one in 50,000 (with a range from one in 30,000 to one in 80,000),” he explains. “According to FIFA data, in 2000 there were 242,000 athletes registered in the association, and in 2006 there were 265,000 athletes registered. Assuming FIFA has not changed significantly in twenty years, can expect about 5 deaths a year”.
According to Wikipedia, under “List of association footballers who died while playing“, in 2001-2020 there was an average of 4.2 deaths per year attributed to SCD or SUD, the vast majority being SCD. In contrast, in 2021, according to our list, there were 21 cases of SCD/SUD among FIFA players. In other words, instead of 4 SCD/SUD deaths per year (according to Wikipedia data), or 5 cases per year (calculated according to the BMJ) during 2001-2020, 21 players have died so far this year.
This figure is found to be statistically significant. In fact, there is no other year since 2001 where the difference between the number of observed cases of SCD/SUD and the expected number is statistically significant.In 2021 it is highly statistically significant and only likely to happen by chance about 2 in 1,000 times.
- A quick and dirty statistical analysis (not rigorous, but good enough for a sanity check of the “this figure is found to be statistically significant”:When counting events like SCD, we expect a certain base rate and the events will follow what is called a Poisson distribution. One property of the Poisson distribution is that the standard deviation (a measure of how much variability from random chance) is the square root of the base rate.If we typically see 4 events per year, the standard deviation will be 2, and 95% of the time we will see something within 2 standard deviations from that base rate.
If we see 20 events in one year that’s 8 standard deviations from the mean, so 20 events is very very unusual.
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Pfizer Lied About Coronavirus Vaccine; Researcher blows the whistle on data integrity issues in Pfizer’s vaccine trial
A regional director who was employed at the research organisation Ventavia Research Group has told The BMJ that the company falsified data, unblinded patients, employed inadequately trained vaccinators, and was slow to follow up on adverse events reported in Pfizer’s pivotal phase III trial. Staff who conducted quality control checks were overwhelmed by the volume of problems they were finding. After repeatedly notifying Ventavia of these problems, the regional director, Brook Jackson, emailed a complaint to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Ventavia fired her later the same day.
Jackson has told The BMJ that, during the two weeks she was employed at Ventavia in September 2020, she repeatedly informed her superiors of poor laboratory management, patient safety concerns, and data integrity issues. Jackson was a trained clinical trial auditor who previously held a director of operations position and came to Ventavia with more than 15 years’ experience in clinical research coordination and management. Exasperated that Ventavia was not dealing with the problems, Jackson documented several matters late one night, taking photos on her mobile phone. One photo, provided to The BMJ, showed needles discarded in a plastic biohazard bag instead of a sharps container box. Another showed vaccine packaging materials with trial participants’ identification numbers written on them left out in the open, potentially unblinding participants. Ventavia executives later questioned Jackson for taking the photos.
Early and inadvertent unblinding may have occurred on a far wider scale. According to the trial’s design, unblinded staff were responsible for preparing and administering the study drug (Pfizer’s vaccine or a placebo). This was to be done to preserve the blinding of trial participants and all other site staff, including the principal investigator. However, at Ventavia, Jackson told The BMJ that drug assignment confirmation printouts were being left in participants’ charts, accessible to blinded personnel. As a corrective action taken in September, two months into trial recruitment and with around 1000 participants already enrolled, quality assurance checklists were updated with instructions for staff to remove drug assignments from charts.
In a recording of a meeting in late September2020 between Jackson and two directors a Ventavia executive can be heard explaining that the company wasn’t able to quantify the types and number of errors they were finding when examining the trial paperwork for quality control. “In my mind, it’s something new every day,” a Ventavia executive says. “We know that it’s significant.”
Ventavia was not keeping up with data entry queries, shows an email sent by ICON, the contract research organisation with which Pfizer partnered on the trial. ICON reminded Ventavia in a September 2020 email: “The expectation for this study is that all queries are addressed within 24hrs.” ICON then highlighted over 100 outstanding queries older than three days in yellow. Examples included two individuals for which “Subject has reported with Severe symptoms/reactions … Per protocol, subjects experiencing Grade 3 local reactions should be contacted. Please confirm if an UNPLANNED CONTACT was made and update the corresponding form as appropriate.” According to the trial protocol a telephone contact should have occurred “to ascertain further details and determine whether a site visit is clinically indicated.”
Worries over FDA inspection
Documents show that problems had been going on for weeks. In a list of “action items” circulated among Ventavia leaders in early August 2020, shortly after the trial began and before Jackson’s hiring, a Ventavia executive identified three site staff members with whom to “Go over e-diary issue/falsifying data, etc.” One of them was “verbally counseled for changing data and not noting late entry,” a note indicates.
At several points during the late September meeting Jackson and the Ventavia executives discussed the possibility of the FDA showing up for an inspection (box 1). “We’re going to get some kind of letter of information at least, when the FDA gets here . . . know it,” an executive stated.
The next morning, 25 September 2020, Jackson called the FDA to warn about unsound practices in Pfizer’s clinical trial at Ventavia. She then reported her concerns in an email to the agency. In the afternoon Ventavia fired Jackson—deemed “not a good fit,” according to her separation letter.
Jackson told The BMJ it was the first time she had been fired in her 20 year career in research.
In her 25 September email to the FDA Jackson wrote that Ventavia had enrolled more than 1000 participants at three sites. The full trial (registered under NCT04368728) enrolled around 44 000 participants across 153 sites that included numerous commercial companies and academic centres. She then listed a dozen concerns she had witnessed, including:
Participants placed in a hallway after injection and not being monitored by clinical staff
Lack of timely follow-up of patients who experienced adverse events
Protocol deviations not being reported
Vaccines not being stored at proper temperatures
Mislabelled laboratory specimens, and
Targeting of Ventavia staff for reporting these types of problems.
Within hours Jackson received an email from the FDA thanking her for her concerns and notifying her that the FDA could not comment on any investigation that might result. A few days later Jackson received a call from an FDA inspector to discuss her report but was told that no further information could be provided. She heard nothing further in relation to her report.
In Pfizer’s briefing document submitted to an FDA advisory committee meeting held on 10 December 2020 to discuss Pfizer’s application for emergency use authorisation of its covid-19 vaccine, the company made no mention of problems at the Ventavia site. The next day the FDA issued the authorisation of the vaccine.8
In August this year, after the full approval of Pfizer’s vaccine, the FDA published a summary of its inspections of the company’s pivotal trial. Nine of the trial’s 153 sites were inspected. Ventavia’s sites were not listed among the nine, and no inspections of sites where adults were recruited took place in the eight months after the December 2020 emergency authorisation. The FDA’s inspection officer noted: “The data integrity and verification portion of the BIMO [bioresearch monitoring] inspections were limited because the study was ongoing, and the data required for verification and comparison were not yet available to the IND [investigational new drug].”
Other employees’ accounts
In recent months Jackson has reconnected with several former Ventavia employees who all left or were fired from the company. One of them was one of the officials who had taken part in the late September meeting. In a text message sent in June the former official apologised, saying that “everything that you complained about was spot on.”
Two former Ventavia employees spoke to The BMJ anonymously for fear of reprisal and loss of job prospects in the tightly knit research community. Both confirmed broad aspects of Jackson’s complaint. One said that she had worked on over four dozen clinical trials in her career, including many large trials, but had never experienced such a “helter skelter” work environment as with Ventavia on Pfizer’s trial.
“I’ve never had to do what they were asking me to do, ever,” she told The BMJ. “It just seemed like something a little different from normal—the things that were allowed and expected.”
She added that during her time at Ventavia the company expected a federal audit but that this never came.
After Jackson left the company problems persisted at Ventavia, this employee said. In several cases Ventavia lacked enough employees to swab all trial participants who reported covid-like symptoms, to test for infection. Laboratory confirmed symptomatic covid-19 was the trial’s primary endpoint, the employee noted. (An FDA review memorandum released in August this year states that across the full trial swabs were not taken from 477 people with suspected cases of symptomatic covid-19.)
“I don’t think it was good clean data,” the employee said of the data Ventavia generated for the Pfizer trial. “It’s a crazy mess.”
A second employee also described an environment at Ventavia unlike any she had experienced in her 20 years doing research. She told The BMJ that, shortly after Ventavia fired Jackson, Pfizer was notified of problems at Ventavia with the vaccine trial and that an audit took place.
Since Jackson reported problems with Ventavia to the FDA in September 2020, Pfizer has hired Ventavia as a research subcontractor on four other vaccine clinical trials (covid-19 vaccine in children and young adults, pregnant women, and a booster dose, as well an RSV vaccine trial; NCT04816643, NCT04754594, NCT04955626, NCT05035212). The advisory committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to discuss the covid-19 paediatric vaccine trial on 2 November.
Florida, without mask or vaccine mandates has a 12 per 100,000 coronavirus cases compared to Liberal New York which has 25 and Washington which has 31 coronavirus cases per 100k residents
Its Republican governor weathered months of scorn for loosening pandemic restrictions ahead of other state leaders. Its case counts, when on the rise, are often cited by critics as evidence that the entire Republican approach to managing the virus has failed.
But drops in Florida’s case counts invite a fraction of the attention.
New infections per 100,000 residents dropped to 12 over the past week, according to the New York Times coronavirus tracker. Over the past 14 days, cases dropped by 48%.
Other states with far more expansive pandemic restrictions are seeing COVID-19 continue to spread at faster rates than Florida.
In New York, for example, the rate of new cases is more than double that of Florida’s at 25 per 100,000 residents over the past week.
In Washington state, the rate of new infections per 100,000 residents was at 31 during the past week.
Critics have vilified Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for a pandemic response that deviated early from what other states did to limit transmission. He allowed businesses to resume operations with some limits in early May 2020, just two months after the virus shuttered virtually the entire country, and by September of last year had lifted all restrictions and began efforts to limit new ones that local governments could impose.
J. Edwin Benton, a political science professor at the University of South Florida who cast doubt on the veracity of Florida’s current numbers, suggested DeSantis’ political ambitions have likely driven both his pandemic-related decisions and the intense attention paid to them.
“It’s a right-wing approach, and it’s just a page out of Trump’s playbook,” Benton told the Washington Examiner. “He’s doing it to mimic what Trump would still be doing and did do prior to being voted out of office.”
Other Republican governors who ditched restrictions early or have so far resisted pressure to require vaccination have faced much less heat for pursuing the same kind of policies as DeSantis; Benton said that’s because “they aren’t running for president” like Florida’s chief executive.
Few of the more dramatic predictions about the result of DeSantis’ approach have come to pass.
In the spring, low case counts and low unemployment earned DeSantis some positive media coverage and a limited amount of praise.
But the seeming success of his refusal to mandate masks, social-distancing measures, and, ultimately, vaccines did not silence many of his more vocal critics, who continued to sound the alarm over the summer of DeSantis’ push to reopen schools fully without any masking requirements in the classroom.
That changed in August and September when the highly contagious delta variant drove a deadly wave of new infections that hit Florida, with its high population of elderly residents, especially hard.
The spike in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths attracted widespread national coverage and a fresh round of criticism aimed at DeSantis, who was at that point not just declining to implement pandemic-related mandates statewide but actively attempting to stop any Florida entity from adopting them on their own.
Florida’s apparent emergence from that wave and return to a transmission rate lower than its neighbors and much of the country has warranted little reevaluation of the narrative surrounding DeSantis’ stewardship of the state.
While Florida’s summer surge in cases was viewed in media coverage and political commentary through the lens of DeSantis’ leadership, the state’s current COVID-19 decline has been framed as a product of trends affecting all states — when it’s warranted coverage at all.
In Washington state, with nearly three times the number of new COVID-19 infections this past week than Florida, state employees faced a deadline Monday to take the vaccine or lose their jobs.
Some sectors of New York, including healthcare workers and New York City school personnel, have also faced vaccine mandates that so far have not brought COVID-19 infections down to the level currently seen in Florida.
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A University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) professor who was suspended and later reinstated for brusquely rebuffing a request to give Black students leniency on their final exams following the death of George Floyd has filed a lawsuit against the school.
Gordon Klein, who teaches financial analysis, law, and public policy at UCLA, filed a lawsuit Monday claiming that he suffered financially and emotionally because of the incident. Although he retained his position, Klein alleged he was dropped from consulting jobs at law firms and other corporations and that his reputation was tarnished as a result.
Klein discussed his reasons for suing the school with a post on the website “Common Sense with Bari Weiss” and said he was seeking unspecified damages “not only to correct the tortures he had endured but also to protect academic freedom.”
He’s suing UCLA for breach of contract, violating his privacy and retaliatory discrimination.
In court documents, Klein alleged he “suffered severe emotional distress, trauma, and physical ailments for which he has been treated by his primary care physician, a gastrointestinal physician, and a psychiatrist.”
The incident that spurred the lawsuit began on the morning of June 2, 2020, when he received an email from who he said was a non-Black student asking that Klein grade Black students with greater “leniency” in the wake of Floyd’s death and the civil unrest that followed.
“We are writing to express our tremendous concern about the impact that this final exam and project will have on the mental and physical health of our Black classmates,” the student wrote, according to Klein. The student, whose name was not released, then requested a “no harm” final exam, meaning that it would only count if it helped a student’s grade.
Klein said that while he supports the university’s “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion” agenda that the student used to make his case, he felt that agenda violated the California Constitution’s prohibition of “race-based preferences in public education.”
The professor added that he was “shocked by the student’s email” and felt it was “deeply patronizing and offensive to the same Black students he claimed to care so much about.”
In response, Klein emailed the student, and asked: “Are there any students that may be of mixed parentage, such as half black half-Asian? What do you suggest I do with respect to them? A full concession or just half? Also, do you have any idea if any students are from Minneapolis? I assume that they are probably especially devastated as well. I am thinking that a white student from there might possibly be even more devastated by this, especially because some might think that they’re racist even if they are not.”
“I thought this would do it and we’d move on with the class final and, just as important, summer break. I was naive,” Klein added.
He said that by the evening, students were calling for him to be removed from UCLA and a petition with 20,000 signatures circulated demanding that he be fired. Three days after the first email, Klein was suspended by UCLA.
The professor alleged that the school was “rattled” not by the harassment targeted at him but because school administrators were worried about its reputation. Klein said he was left “confused and hurt” by their actions.
Ultimately the UCLA’s Academic Senate‘s Committee on Academic Freedom ruled that the case did not warrant an investigation because instructors are entitled to say no to requests for changes in the grading structure, and Klein was reinstated less than 21 days later.
- Source: https://www.newsweek.com/professor-suspended-not-giving-black-students-easier-final-exam-sues-ucla-1634873
Systemic Anti-White Racism; Altruistic Whites who were over-represented as unpaid volunteers at a Chicago Art Museum are fired because they are white, salaried non-whites hired in their place
A prestigious art museum in Chicago fired hundreds of unpaid volunteers and replaced them with paid workers because they were too white.
The Art Institute of Chicago had been able to depend on the help of 122 highly skilled volunteers, mostly older white women, to act as guides to the Museum’s collection of 300,000 works, which they explain in great detail to visitors.
The volunteers also acted as “school group greeters” to help children understand the importance of what they were seeing.
Training requirements for the position were intense, and the volunteers were apparently doing a great job.
But now they’ve now all been dismissed for not being “diverse” enough.
“Many of the volunteers—though not all—are older white women, who have the time and resources to devote so much free labor to the Museum,” reports the Why Evolution is True blog.
“But the demographics of that group weren’t appealing to the AIC, and so, in late September, the AIC fired all of them, saying they’d be replaced by smaller number of hired volunteers workers who will be paid $25 an hour. That group will surely meet the envisioned diversity goals.”
“Paying the replacements will not result in more knowledgeable docents. But they won’t be Caucasian; that’s the important thing,” writes Dave Blount.
Unfortunately for the volunteers, a lack of “diversity” is only apparently a problem at one end of the spectrum.
A similar thing happened last month when the English Touring Opera (ETO) kicked out half of its orchestral players in an effort to prioritize “increased diversity in the orchestra.”
The act of musical ethnic cleansing was carried out in the interests of following “firm guidance of the Arts Council,” which is a government-funded body.
Once again, this all underscores the fact that the only form of institutionalized racism that remains not only acceptable, but something to be encouraged, is against white people.
An Algerian linked to the Islamic State who was arrested by Spanish police and is believed to have led a terrorist cell in Barcelona came to Spain as an illegal immigrant.
The Spanish National Police say that the Algerian, known as the “Sheikh”, arrived by boat at the end of last March as an illegal immigrant and then headed to Barcelona where he set up a terrorist cell and plotted to carry out an attack using Kalashnikov rifles.
Police uncovered and foiled the potential terror attack after it was found that a member of the cell was inquiring about purchasing automatic rifles and was in the final stages of doing so, newspaper El Mundo reports.
Spanish police and the European police agency Europol arrested the five cell members on Wednesday, with four arrests in Barcelona and one in the Spanish capital of Madrid.
Searches also found other weapons in the possession of the suspects, including machetes and roughly 70 rounds of ammunition.
- Source: https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/10/15/suspected-leader-of-barcelona-terrorist-cell-came-to-spain-illegally-by-boat/
Canada’s State Broadcaster CBC; How to Lie With Statistics to Push the Coronavirus Vaccine – Vaccinated and Unvaccinated have SAME risk of heart problems from COVID
The province says the rise of myocarditis and pericarditis cases has been particularly observed among men in that age group. Between June and August, the province says the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis for men aged 18 to 24 following a second dose of Moderna was one in 5,000. There have been no fatalities.
“I’m not holding any facts back, there is a risk,” said Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health.
In comparison, the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis for people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was one in 28,000.
Moderna 18-24 yr old Vaxed heart side-effect chance: = 20/100,000
Pfizer 18-24 yr old Vaxed heart side-effect chance: = 3.5/100,000
The risk of a heart condition from the vaccine is still substantially lower than the risk of a heart condition should a person contract COVID-19, Moore explained.
Only two in every 100,000 people experience the side effect, Moore said. And they typically recover quickly with “simple over-the-counter medications like ibuprofen,” he said. There have been no hospitalizations and no fatalities.
Meanwhile, Moore said 11 in every 100,000 people contract “moderate to severe” COVID-19 and “often end up needing hospitalization.” He said that between 10 and 20 per cent of those people requiring hospitalization have heart inflammation.
All ages vaccinated heart side-effect chance: = 2/100,000
All ages UNvaccinated heart side-effect chance: = 2/100,000
How to lie with statistics:
The general public has exactly the same chance to get heart problems vaccinated or unvaccinated, WHILE YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE A 10x higher chance with Moderna and yet the article somehow has a positive spin… for vaccines.
- Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-ontario-september-29-moore-briefing-update-1.6193455
Coronavirus Conspiracy: Israel Study Finds Aspirin Lowers ventilation by 44%. ICU admissions were lower by 43%, and an overall in-hospital mortality saw a 47% decrease – Days Later US MSM Says to STOP Using Aspirin
- Source: https://www.jpost.com/health-and-wellness/aspirin-lowers-risk-of-covid-new-findings-support-preliminary-israeli-trial-681127
Coronavirus Lockdowns; Examination of over 100 COVID-19 Studies Conclusion: “It is possible that lockdown will go down as one of the greatest peacetime policy failures in modern history.”
An examination of over 100 Covid-19 studies reveals that many relied on false assumptions that over-estimated the benefits and under-estimated the costs of lockdown. The most recent research has shown that lockdowns have had, at best, a marginal effect on the number of Covid-19 deaths. Generally speaking, the ineffectiveness stemmed from individual changes in behavior: either non-compliance or behavior that mimicked lockdowns. The limited effectiveness of lockdowns explains why, after more than one year, the unconditional cumulative Covid-19 deaths per million is not negatively correlated with the stringency of lockdown across countries. Using a method proposed by Professor Bryan Caplan along with estimates of lockdown benefits based on the econometric evidence, I calculate a number of cost/benefit ratios of lockdowns in terms of life-years saved. Using a mid-point estimate for costs and benefits, the reasonable estimate for Canada is a cost/benefit ratio of 141. It is possible that lockdown will go down as one of the greatest peacetime policy failures in modern history.
After more than a year of gathering aggregate data, a puzzle has emerged. Lockdowns were brought on with claims that they were effective and the only means of dealing with the pandemic. However, across many different jurisdictions this relationship does not hold when looking at the raw data.
A casual examination of lockdown intensity and the number of cumulative deaths attributed to Covid-19 across jurisdictions shows no obvious relationship.53 Indeed, often the least intensive locations had equal or better performance. For example, using the OurWorldInData stringency index (SI) as a measure of lockdown, Pakistan (SI: 50), Finland (SI: 52), and Bulgaria (SI: 50) had similar degrees of lockdown, but the cumulative deaths per million were 61, 141, and 1023. Peru (SI: 83) and the U.K. (SI: 78) had some of the most stringent lockdowns, but also experienced some of the largest cumulative deaths per million: 1475 and 1868.54
Using information from OurWorldInData, the cumulative deaths per million on March 28, 2021 in North America were 1351 and for the European Union 1368. Sweden had light restrictions, but cumulative deaths were 1327; while the UK had heavy lockdowns and 1868 cumulative deaths per million. This stands in sharp contrast to the dire predictions that were made about Sweden in the first six months of the pandemic.55
Similar findings arise when comparing various US states. Florida and California were often compared because they are similar in terms of size and latitude, but had different lockdown policies. Florida locked down in the spring but then started lifting restrictions, on September 25th, 2020 all restrictions were lifted. California has had various mandates throughout 2020, but in early December issued a stay-at-home order that remained in place until January 25th, 2021.56 However, the cumulative deaths per 100,000 people are practically indistinguishable: 152 for Florida and 143 for California.57
It is easy to find counter examples when using unconditional counts on deaths across different jurisdictions. That is, one can find cases where lockdown states had fewer deaths per million than some non-lockdown states (e.g. Ireland and Germany had high stringency indexes and below average deaths per million). However, it remains the case that lockdown is not associated with fewer deaths per million, but (likely) more.58
These unconditional observation puzzles are resolved by the research done over the past year. The preconceived success of lockdowns was driven by theoretical models that were based on assumptions that were unrealistic and often false. The lack of any clear and large lockdown effect is because there isn’t one to be found.
The consideration of any policy must consider all costs and all benefits of that policy. All estimates of costs and benefits depend on various assumptions of parameters and structural model forms, and many of the studies examined (especially the early ones) relied on assumptions that were false, and which tended to over-estimate the benefits and under-estimate the costs of lockdown. As a result, most of the early cost/benefit studies arrived at conclusions that were refuted later by data, and which rendered their cost/benefit findings incorrect.
Advances in models and data over the past year have showed that lockdowns have had, at best, a marginal effect on the number of Covid-19 deaths. Generally speaking, the ineffectiveness of lockdown stems from voluntary changes in behavior. Lockdown jurisdictions were not able to prevent non-compliance, and non-lockdown jurisdictions benefited from voluntary changes in behavior that mimicked lockdowns.
Using a cost/benefit method proposed by Professor Bryan Caplan the most reasonable cost/benefit ratio of lockdowns in terms of life-years saved in Canada is 141. However, given their limited effectiveness, lockdowns still fail under extremely conservative estimates of costs. Furthermore, if the fall of 2021 results in many cases resulting from the more transmissible delta variant among a shrinking number of unvaccinated people, then the expected benefits of lockdown policies become even smaller. Lockdowns are not just an inefficient policy, they must rank as one of the greatest peacetime policy disasters of all time.
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Coronavirus Vaccine; Myocarditis rates reported in VAERS were significantly higher in youths between the ages of 13 to 23 – 19 times the expected number of myocarditis cases in the vaccination volunteers over background myocarditis rates
Following the global rollout and administration of the Pfizer Inc./BioNTech BNT162b2 and Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccines on December 17, 2020, in the United States, and of the Janssen Ad26.COV2.S product on April 1st, 2021, in an unprecedented manner, hundreds of thousands of individuals have reported adverse events (AEs) using the Vaccine Adverse Events Reports System (VAERS). We used VAERS data to examine cardiac AEs, primarily myocarditis, reported following injection of the first or second dose of the COVID-19 injectable products. Myocarditis rates reported in VAERS were significantly higher in youths between the ages of 13 to 23 (p<0.0001) with ∼80% occurring in males. Within 8 weeks of the public offering of COVID-19 products to the 12-15-year-old age group, we found 19 times the expected number of myocarditis cases in the vaccination volunteers over background myocarditis rates for this age group. In addition, a 5-fold increase in myocarditis rate was observed subsequent to dose 2 as opposed to dose 1 in 15-year-old males. A total of 67% of all cases occurred with BNT162b2. Of the total myocarditis AE reports, 6 individuals died (1.1%) and of these, 2 were under 20 years of age – 1 was 13. These findings suggest a markedly higher risk for myocarditis subsequent to COVID-19 injectable product use than for other known vaccines, and this is well above known background rates for myocarditis. COVID-19 injectable products are novel and have a genetic, pathogenic mechanism of action causing uncontrolled expression of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein within human cells. When you combine this fact with the temporal relationship of AE occurrence and reporting, biological plausibility of cause and effect, and the fact that these data are internally and externally consistent with emerging sources of clinical data, it supports a conclusion that the COVID-19 biological products are deterministic for the myocarditis cases observed after injection.
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Coronavirus Vaccine Useless? No discernable relationship between percentage of population fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases
At the country-level, there appears to be no discernable relationship between percentage of population fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases in the last 7 days (Fig. 1). In fact, the trend line suggests a marginally positive association such that countries with higher percentage of population fully vaccinated have higher COVID-19 cases per 1 million people. Notably, Israel with over 60% of their population fully vaccinated had the highest COVID-19 cases per 1 million people in the last 7 days. The lack of a meaningful association between percentage population fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases is further exemplified, for instance, by comparison of Iceland and Portugal. Both countries have over 75% of their population fully vaccinated and have more COVID-19 cases per 1 million people than countries such as Vietnam and South Africa that have around 10% of their population fully vaccinated.
Of the top 5 counties that have the highest percentage of population fully vaccinated (99.9–84.3%), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies 4 of them as “High” Transmission counties. Chattahoochee (Georgia), McKinley (New Mexico), and Arecibo (Puerto Rico) counties have above 90% of their population fully vaccinated with all three being classified as “High” transmission. Conversely, of the 57 counties that have been classified as “low” transmission counties by the CDC, 26.3% (15) have percentage of population fully vaccinated below 20%.
There also appears to be no significant signaling of COVID-19 cases decreasing with higher percentages of population fully vaccinated (Fig. 3).
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Coronavirus Vaccine Less Than Useless; Israel Study Shows 96% Fully Vaccinated Hospital Suffered Outbreak, Many Vaccinated Died, The ONLY Patients With Mild Covid Were Unvaccinated
The paper, published in Eurosurveillance, a journal published by the European Centers for Disease Control, explains that the outbreak rapidly spread among both patients and staff of the hospital’s dialysis unit, the Covid-19 ward, and other wards. At the time, 238 out of 248 of exposed patients and staff had been fully vaccinated with Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine.
Again, the fact that 96 percent of the people in this population had been vaccinated – a level far above early estimates of the percentages required for herd immunity – apparently made no difference.
Further, all patients and staff were required to wear surgical masks when they were in the same room, and staff on the Covid-19 unit wore N95 masks and face shields.
Ultimately, 39 out of the 238 exposed vaccinated people (16 percent) were infected, along with 3 out of 10 unvaccinated people – a difference that doesn’t reach statistical significance because the unvaccinated group is too small.
Of the infected, 23 were patients and 19 staff. The staff all recovered quickly. But five patients died and another nine had severe or critical cases. All were vaccinated. The two unvaccinated infected patients both had mild cases.
As the authors explained:
“This communication… challenges the assumption that high universal vaccination rates will lead to herd immunity and prevent COVID-19 outbreaks… In the outbreak described here, 96.2% of the exposed population was vaccinated. Infection advanced rapidly (many cases became symptomatic within 2 days of exposure), and viral load was high.”
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29% of COVID Deaths are unvaccinated, 51% are from vaccinated. Meaning vaccinated have a 75% higher chance of dying.
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Power of Non-Stop Propaganda; Leftists/Democrats over-estimate coronavirus hospitalization rates in unvaccinated by 40x, think the rate is 50% or higher; reality is less than 1%
Gallup poll asked respondents what the hospitalization rate of COVID was (as well as vaccine efficacy). Leftists over-estimated hospitalization rates in unvaccinated.
Survey included “over 3,000” respondents and was categorized based on “political party.” The real hospitalization rate of the unvaccinated? 0.89%.
For both vaccinated and unvaccinated populations, very few adults reported a correct answer, which is less than one percent. See the discussion in the appendix for details about the correct hospitalization rates and efficacy estimates. Only 8% of U.S. adults gave correct answers for the unvaccinated population and 38% for the vaccinated population.
Partisanship was a strong predictor of accuracy, but party accuracy varied by whether the respondent was assessing the risk of the vaccinated or unvaccinated populations.
For unvaccinated hospitalization risk, 2% of Democrats responded correctly, compared with 16% of Republicans. In fact, 41% of Democrats replied that at least 50% of unvaccinated people have been hospitalized due to COVID-19.
The fact the pandemic is this polarized and disinformation about hospitalization can be predicated based on political identity demonstrates public health has failed Americans.
Only 8% of the survey respondents correctly answered that the hospitalization rate for the unvaccinated was less than 1%.
How Gallup poll calculated the hospitalization rate:
The correct answers to hospitalization risk can be calculated using data from the Department of Health and Human Services (via HealthData.gov) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One needs only the following figures: 1) the population of vaccinated and unvaccinated people 2) total hospitalizations resulting from COVID-19 3) hospitalizations of vaccinated people. We used data through August 9, 2021, one week before the survey was fielded. At that time, total hospitalizations from COVID-19 were estimated to be 2.6 million, with 7,608 vaccinations found among vaccinated people. The size of the vaccinated and unvaccinated populations was nearly equal on August 9 (with 168 million vaccinated and 163 million unvaccinated).
A simplistic analysis of these numbers would yield hospitalization rates of 0.005% for the vaccinated population (1 case in 22,118) and 1.6% for the unvaccinated population (1 case in 62), but those numbers exaggerate the benefits of the vaccine because the unvaccinated population confronted many more days of risk, since vaccination was gradually rolled out starting in December of 2020. For that reason, we take the average population totals over the relevant periods for each population (March 1, 2020-Aug. 9, 2021 for the unvaccinated population and Dec. 15, 2020,-Aug. 9, 2021, for the vaccinated population). The adjusted population of vaccinated people comes to 83 million and 295 million for the vaccinated population, since the entire U.S. population was unvaccinated — except a small number of participants in clinical trials –up until December of 2020.
**Using these adjusted figures, we calculate that the hospitalization rate for the vaccinated population is 0.01% (or 1 in 10,914), and the rate for unvaccinated adults is 0.89% (or 1 case in 112 people). In both cases, therefore
Across all countries, the median IFR in community-dwelling elderly and elderly overall was 2.4% (range 0.3%-7.2%) and 5.5% (range 0.3%-12.1%). IFR was higher with larger proportions of people >85 years. Younger age strata had low IFR values (median 0.0027%, 0.014%, 0.031%, 0.082%, 0.27%, and 0.59%, at 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60-69 years
So the fatality rates by age group:
- Source: https://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/354938/adults-estimates-covid-hospitalization-risk.aspx
Canada Complete Subversion by Trudeau Liberals To make immigration to Canada much easier – Demographic Replacement, Globalism
How they plan to achieve this elevated level is outlined in an internal draft document sent to immigration and refugee judges — documents that have been exclusively shared with the Sun.
In an email sent to staff and adjudicators on Sept. 20, Richard Wex, the Liberals’ appointee as chairperson and chief executive officer of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, laid out a massive expansion of the reasons immigrants can be allowed to enter and stay in Canada.
Under the new guidelines, contained in a document marked “Draft” and covered by solicitor-client privilege, civil service officers who do an initial screening of immigration and refugee claims, plus the immigration and refugee judges who hear appeals of the officers’ decisions, are instructed to accept any applicant who has an “intersectional” claim.
Intersectionality is defined as two or more of “race, religion, indigeneity, political beliefs, socioeconomic status, age, sexual orientation, culture, disability, or immigration status,” that “impact an individual’s lived experience of discrimination, marginalization or oppression.”
No longer will claimants need to prove, for instance, that they face torture or death if forced to return to their home countries. Nor will they have to satisfy the UN’s definition of a “refugee.”
Now, if they merely claim they have been discriminated against or persecuted for being poor and old, or Indigenous and holding political views targeted by some developing country’s strongman, in the Liberals come.
One of the principal tasks of the immigration officers and judges is to determine whether a claimant is telling the truth.
The Trudeau Liberals have that covered, too.
Chairperson Wex instructs his staff and judges to remember that trauma — whether physical or emotional — can cause people to recollect information or incidents incorrectly. Therefore, if applicants provide evidence that turns out to be false, it may not be because they’re lying.
Rather they might just be misremembering due to the lingering stress caused by a trauma. Don’t exclude them.
Staff and adjudicators are instructed to give applicants the benefit of the doubt. Unless the officer or judge involved has incontrovertible proof an applicant is lying, the claimant should be admitted. His or her claims of discrimination are to be accepted by default and his or her application approved.
Their falsehoods might just be the side effect of some traumatic experience that is impeding the applicant’s ability to provide evidence that would benefit him or her.
Wex describes a traumatic event as one that elicits “intense feelings of fear, terror, helplessness, hopelessness, and despair” that is perceived “as a threat to the person’s survival.”
Adjudicators must employ “a ‘Do No Harm’ approach” during hearings, to lead with “compassion, cultural humility, and patience in order to avoid retraumatization” of an applicant.
These new rules render examining refugees’ claims pointless.
Adjudicators, essentially, must now say yes to everyone who makes it to Canadian soil and claims (not proves, merely claims) they are a victim of two more of a broad range of abuses — some invisible and mild.
Already, 22 of just over 300 adjudicators already admit 100% of the claimants appearing before them. (The median acceptance rate across the country is about 70%.)
Accepting 100% of claims is an impossibly high rate, unless these 22 judges are deliberately looking to admit anyone and everyone. Most of the 22 are Liberal appointees. Now it would appear they are to be the models for all the other adjudicators.
Claimants, on average, wait two years for their cases to be heard. During that time, their medical, dental, and even internet is paid for by taxpayers. Sometimes, their housing and food, too.
And now there’s almost no chance they will be sent out of Canada because what applicant and his or her immigration lawyer isn’t going to be capable of thinking up some “interconnectedness” of discriminations or “trauma,” or both?
That’s how the Liberals intend to turn 300,000 or so immigrants a year into 400,000 almost overnight.
Just get rid of all the rules and — presto — a boom in newcomers.
How long do you think it will take for word to get out around the world that Canada, which is already one of the countries most open to immigration, is removing all barriers and throwing the doors open wide?
- Source: https://torontosun.com/news/national/gunter-liberals-plan-to-make-immigration-to-canada-much-easier
Coronavirus Vaccine Study Shows Vaccinated Spread as Much Delta Variant COVID as Unvaccinated – Similar Viral Loads – Infectious Virus Found in 88% of Unvaccinated and 95% of Vaccinated
We observed low Ct values (<25) in 212 of 310 fully vaccinated (68%; Figure 1A) and 246 of 389 (63%) unvaccinated individuals. Testing a subset of low-Ct samples revealed infectious SARS-CoV-2 in 15 of 17 specimens (88%) from unvaccinated individuals and 37 of 39 (95%) from vaccinated people.
Low Ct values were detected in vaccinated people regardless of symptoms at the time of testing (Figure 1C). Ct values <25 were detected in 7 of 24 unvaccinated (29%; CI: 13-51%) and 9 of 11 fully vaccinated asymptomatic individuals (82%; CI: 48-97%), and 158 of 232 unvaccinated (68%, CI: 62-74%) and 156 of 225 fully vaccinated (69%; CI: 63-75%) symptomatic individuals. Time from symptom onset to testing did not vary by vaccination status (p=0.40; Supplemental Figure 2). Infectious virus was detected in the sole specimen tested from an asymptomatic fully vaccinated individual. Although few asymptomatic individuals were sampled, these results indicate that even asymptomatic, fully vaccinated people might shed infectious virus.
Combined with other studies 2–5, these data indicate that vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals infected with the Delta variant might transmit infection. Importantly, we show that infectious SARS-CoV-2 is frequently found even in vaccinated persons when specimen Ct values are low. The inclusion of viruses from Pango lineages B.1.617.2, AY.2, and AY.3, and multiple counties without a linking outbreak, indicate that Delta-lineage SARS-CoV-2 can achieve low Ct values consistent with transmissibility in fully vaccinated individuals across a range of settings. Vaccinated and unvaccinated persons should get tested when symptomatic or after close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. Continued adherence to non-pharmaceutical interventions during periods of high community transmission to mitigate spread of COVID-19 remain important for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
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Christian Eriksen Collapses at Euros due to heart issue https://youtu.be/s0B03LSzXvo
Two West Indies Players – Chinelle Henry, Chedean Nation Collapse on Field: https://www.india.com/sports/cricket-two-west-indies-players-chinelle-henry-chedean-nation-collapse-on-field-during-2nd-t20i-against-pakistan-women-watch-video-4785827/
Atletico Madrid striker collapses in training and requires medical attention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R2_5LMobXc
Brazilian soccer player Alex Apolinario dies after collapsing on pitch during match in Portugal https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/news/brazilian-soccer-player-alex-apolinario-dies-after-collapsing-on-pitch-during-match-in-portugal/
Britain’s Jack Draper collapses at Miami Open https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDuOP0V1nUw
Indonesian doubles star Kido dies of heart attack at 36 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blqVQ9oNr_g
Ghanaian referee collapses during AFCON Match https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvPQO44NzN4
Referee Bert Smith collapses on court, taken off on stretcher during first half of Gonzaga-USC men’s Elite Eight game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHG8bRhvJ88
Josh Downie: Cricketer, 24, dies after heart attack at practice https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-57058626
Ex-Parma footballer Giuseppe Perrino dies aged 29 at brother’s memorial match after collapsing while playing https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/15151824/giuseppe-perrino-dead-29-parma-brother/
Raymond van Barneveld collapses and receives paramedic attention during PDC Players Championship https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/darts/pdc-players-championship-8-suspended-23759939
Volleyball player collapses during game, dies https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Mangalore/volleyball-player-collapses-during-game-dies/article34185430.ece
The Frenchman, 20, suddenly fell unconscious in worrying and distressing scenes, he had a tachycardia attack, an abnormal electrical impulse in his heart, causing him to lose consciousness. https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/13901939/goalkeepers-rushed-hospital-collapsing/
Ethan Jovani Trejo, a 16-year-old soccer player, collapsed on the field during conditioning https://eu.cincinnati.com/story/news/2021/06/25/teen-dies-after-medical-incident-princeton-high-school-field/5344293001/
Samuel Kalu, 24, collapses minutes into football game: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58228778
Roy Butler, 23, Irish footballer Watford FC dies after Jansen: https://twitter.com/NewsForAllIre/status/1428301909715296263?s=20
FA Youth Cup – player suffered sudden cardiac arrest on the field : https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/breaking-fa-youth-cup-match-24898627
Vinny Curry, 33, out for season due to blood clots: https://nypost.com/2021/08/25/jets-vinny-curry-out-after-rare-blood-disorder-diagnosis/
Australian sailor Cameron Dale, 29, dies after catastrophic stroke: https://7news.com.au/sport/sailing/australian-sailor-jessica-watson-reveals-sudden-death-of-partner-cameron-dale-c-3845979
Two young Columbia High school footballers die: https://www.wistv.com/2021/09/04/he-would-love-it-donadrian-robinsons-family-reacts-tribute-wj-keenan-high-school/?outputType=apps
Bollywood’s star, 40, dies following heart attack https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9950385/Indian-TV-film-star-Siddharth-Shukla-40-dies-heart-attack.html#reader-comments
Tom Felton, 34, collapses during golf game: https://bbc.in/3i4YpI5?fbclid=IwAR0aZBaXpiX9ky34g3eLiG3pcMs5r2udih4kRGUIi7GOBK3iciefX1-qoXk
Francis Perron, 25, dies after football game – https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/usports-ottawa-gee-gees-francis-perron-dies-1.6182332
Parys Haralson, 37, former Saints line backer dies https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2021/09/13/parys-haralson-former-49-ers-and-saints-lb-dies-37/8328669002/
Jimmy Hayes, 31, former Bruins player unexpectedly dies: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/08/23/sports/jimmy-hayes-former-bruin-boston-college-hockey-champ-dies-31/
Kjeld Nuis, 31, Dutch professional skater admitted to hospital with inflamed heart: https://www.rtlboulevard.nl/entertainment/news/artikel/5243606/kjeld-nuis-vaccinatie-ziek-update
John Stokes, 21, athlete at Tennessee Uni hospitalized with heart inflammation: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/student-athlete-john-stokes-myocarditis-covid-vaccine-002451374.html?guccounter=1
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Coronavirus and the Path to Totalitarianism, More Government Control – Studies Showing Areas With Pathogens / Disease Lead to Authoritarian Governments
Threat(s) and Conformity Deconstructed: Perceived Threat of Infectious Disease and its Implications for Conformist Attitudes and Behavior
We test the hypothesis that the perceived threat of infectious disease exerts a unique influence on conformist attitudes and behavior. Correlational and experimental results support the hypothesis.
Pathogens and Politics: Further Evidence That Parasite Prevalence Predicts Authoritarianism
According to a “parasite stress” hypothesis, authoritarian governments are more likely to emerge in regions characterized by a high prevalence of disease-causing pathogens.
There’s a direct correlation between perceived parasite prevalence, civilian obedience and authoritarianism. Governments and corporations know this.
This also follows right along with the Rockefeller lockstep document.
China’s government was not the only one that took extreme measures to protect its citizens from risk and exposure. During the pandemic, national leaders around the world flexed their authority and imposed airtight rules and restrictions, from the mandatory wearing of face masks to body-temperature checks at the entries to communal spaces like train stations and supermarkets. Even after the pandemic faded, this more authoritarian control and oversight of citizens and their activities stuck and even intensified. In order to protect themselves from the spread of increasingly global problems—from pandemics and transnational terrorism to environmental crises and rising poverty—leaders around the world took a firmer grip on power.
At first, the notion of a more controlled world gained wide acceptance and approval. Citizens willingly gave up some of their sovereignty—and their privacy—to more paternalistic states in exchange for greater safety and stability. Citizens were more tolerant, and even eager, for top-down direction and oversight, and national leaders had more latitude to impose order in the ways they saw fit. In developed countries, this heightened oversight took many forms: biometric IDs for all citizens, for example, and tighter regulation of key industries whose stability was deemed vital to national interests. In many developed countries, enforced cooperation with a suite of new regulations and agreements slowly but steadily restored both order and, importantly, economic growth.
- Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/pv46jz/holy_shit_if_youre_one_of_the_people_whove_seen/he8awzn/
Coronavirus Propaganda, Lies by NPR Saying Man Was Turned Away From 43 Hospitals Because of Coronavirus Patients – Truth is He Needed Specialized Care
In the first several paragraphs of their piece, NPR makes clear that the source for their story was not anyone they’d spoken directly to but rather the man’s obituary, which apparently reporters are trawling for stories just like this one:
Ray DeMonia, 73, was born and raised in Cullman, Ala., but he died on Sept. 1, some 200 miles away in an intensive care unit in Meridian, Miss.Last month, DeMonia, who spent 40 years in the antiques and auctions business, suffered a cardiac emergency. But it was because hospitals are full due to the coronavirus — and not his heart — that he was forced to spend his last days so far from home, according to his family.”Due to COVID 19, CRMC emergency staff contacted 43 hospitals in 3 states in search of a Cardiac ICU bed and finally located one in Meridian, MS.,” the last paragraph of DeMonia’s obituary reads, referring to the Cullman Regional Medical Center.”In honor of Ray, please get vaccinated if you have not, in an effort to free up resources for non COVID related emergencies …,” the obituary reads. “He would not want any other family to go through what his did.”
It’s only when one reads the next paragraph, assuming they’ve even read the story at all beyond the headline, that they find out Mr. DeMonia was actually admitted into the Cullman hospital, but needed to be transferred to another facility for specialized care that apparently that location did not offer:
A spokesperson for Cullman Regional Medical Center, who declined to give specifics of Ray DeMonia’s case, citing privacy concerns, confirmed to NPR that he was transferred from the hospital but said the reason was that he required “a higher level of specialized care not available” there.
Further, though NPR quoted some of the Washington Post’s write-up later on in their own piece, they also failed to point out what the WaPo had noted about how DeMonia had been in the Cullman hospital for some 12 hours before the family allegedly received the phone call about the 43 ICUs:
On the evening of Aug. 23, Ray DeMonia had heart problems and was taken to Cullman Regional. The next morning, about 12 hours after he was admitted, his daughter said her mother got a call saying that the staff had tried 43 hospitals without any luck in getting him a specialized cardiac ICU bed. They were, however, able to find an open ICU bed at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Miss.
Though the Washington Post quoted a hospital spokesperson as saying such situations were an “ongoing problem” in Alabama hospitals, not one person from the hospital confirmed the daughter’s story about the supposed capacity issues at the 43 ICUs. It wasn’t confirmed for the NPR report nor the WaPo report.
At the very least here, NPR deceived readers by making them believe two things, the first one being that DeMonia was never admitted to the Cullman hospital (false) and the second one being that the hospital couldn’t admit him due to being overwhelmed with COVID patients (also false). The Washington Post earns no brownie points for their story, either, which wasn’t much better.
And to this day, no one in any official capacity will confirm the 43 ICUs claim.
- Source: https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/09/npr-caught-spreading-fake-news-about-hospital-bed-situation-in-some-southern-states/
Vitamins, Herbs and Supplement Benefits – Cancers, Diabetes, Blood Pressure, Liver Health, Coronavirus, Colds / Flu, Inflammation, Joint Health
Massive compilation of various herbs and supplements and their enormous health benefits. Will be updated with new info regularly. To search for a specific condition / illness, press “ctrl + f”
- Overall, the reduction in risk of acute respiratory infection induced by vitamin D was on a par with the protective effect of injectable ‘flu vaccine against ‘flu-like illnesses. – Vitamin D works just as well as the flu vaccine, and without any potential side-effects.
Vitamin K2 (menaquinone)
- In one study spanning 7–10 years, people with the highest intake of vitamin K2 were 52% less likely to develop artery calcification and had a 57% lower risk of dying from heart disease
- Another study in 16,057 women found that participants with the highest intake of vitamin K2 had a much lower risk of heart disease — for every 10 mcg of K2 they consumed per day, heart disease risk was reduced by 9%
- Additionally, an observational study in 11,000 men found that a high vitamin K2 intake was linked to a 63% lower risk of advanced prostate cancer
- Two clinical studies suggest that vitamin K2 reduces recurrence of liver cancer and increases survival times
- A 3-year study in 244 postmenopausal women found that those taking vitamin K2 supplements had much slower decreases in age-related bone mineral density
- Trials, which took fractures into consideration, found that vitamin K2 reduced spinal fractures by 60%, hip fractures by 77% and all non-spinal fractures by 81%
- 2001 in vivo study demonstrated that the bark of cat’s claw (Uncaria tomentosa) prevented the growth of human breast cancer cell line MCF7 by having antimutagenic and antiproliferative effects on the cancer cells.
- Leukemia: specific alkaloids having significant potential to not only stop cancer from continuing to grow, but also killing the cancer cells themselves.
- 2001 study looked at the effects of using a water-soluble cat’s claw extract (250 and 350 milligrams per day) for eight weeks on adult volunteers who had previously received chemotherapy. There was a significant decrease of DNA damage and an increase of DNA repair in both cat’s claw supplement groups compared to the non-supplement group.
- Cat’s claw extract increased the ability of skin cells to repair the DNA damage done by UV light. Researchers conclude that cat’s claw extract should be considered for use as a natural sunscreen.
- Cat’s claw has also been shown to inhibit platelet aggregation and blood clot formation. This means that cat’s claw could likely be helpful in warding off heart attacks and strokes by not only decreasing blood pressure and increasing circulation, but by also inhibiting the formation of plaque and blood clots in the arteries, heart and brain.
- Alkaloid called hirsutine has been found to specifically act at the calcium channels of the heart and blood vessels as a calcium channel blocker. Calcium channel blockers also widen and relax the blood vessels themselves, which helps blood flow in a healthy, smooth manner.
- Immune boosting: (Uncaria tomentosa) was given to subjects for eight weeks. They found that this supplementation significantly elevated subjects’ infection-fighting white blood cell count. Researchers also observed a repair of DNA, both single and double strand breaks.
- herpes-fighting ability of cat’s claw is associated with its polyphenols working synergistically with its oxindole alkaloids or quinovic acid glycosides.
- Cat’s claw, specifically Uncaria tomentosa, is believed to be able to help fight the inflammation associated with Crohn’s. A dosage of 250 milligrams per day is a recommendation for Crohn’s sufferers.
- A 2011 study out of University of Windsor in Canada treated skin cancer cells with dandelion extract and found that it started killing off cancer cells within just 48 hours of treatment.
- Another study in Oncotarget showed that dandelion root extract was able to kill 95 percent of colon cancer cells within two days.
Aqueous dandelion root extract induced programmed cell death (PCD) selectively in > 95% of colon cancer cells, irrespective of their p53 status, by 48 hours of treatment. The anti-cancer efficacy of this extract was confirmed in in-vivo studies, as the oral administration of DRE retarded the growth of human colon xenograft models by more than 90%
- Other research has shown that dandelion root may aid in the treatment of leukemia, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer.
- A 2017 study found that dandelion root was able to effectively stop the growth of gastric cancer cells. It did this without damaging the growth of noncancerous cells.
- In one study, rabbits were fed a high-cholesterol diet and supplemented with dandelion root. Dandelion led to a reduction in total cholesterol, triglycerides and bad LDL cholesterol as well as an increase in beneficial HDL cholesterol.
- High in antioxidants, which may account for its many potent health benefits.
- One study by the Department of Food and Nutrition at Chonnam National University in the Republic of Korea showed that the extract of Taraxacum officinale prevented damage to the liver caused by alcohol toxicity in both liver cells and mice.
- Especially effective against certain strains of bacteria that are responsible for staph infections and food-borne illness.
- Dandelion could possess powerful antimicrobial properties, which can help block bacterial growth to prevent skin infections.
- The findings of this study suggest that a high-concentration full-spectrum Ashwagandha root extract safely and effectively improves an individual’s resistance towards stress and thereby improves self-assessed quality of life. Better p-value than prescription anti-depressants.
[The] BNT162b2 vaccine also modulated the production of inflammatory cytokines by innate immune cells upon stimulation with both specific (SARS-CoV-2) and non-specific (viral, fungal and bacterial) stimuli. The response of innate immune cells to TLR4 and TLR7/8 ligands was lower after BNT162b2 vaccination. [Emphasis added].
[W]e observed a significant reduction in the production if IFN-α secreted after stimulation with poly I:C and R848 after the administration of the second dose of the vaccine (Figure 1H, 1I). This may hamper the initial innate immune response against the virus, as defects in TLR7 have been shown to result in and increased susceptibility to COVID-19 in young males (Van Der Made et al., 2020). These results collectively demonstrate that the effects of the BNT162b2 vaccine go beyond the adaptive immune system and can also modulate innate immune responses. [Emphasis added].
Three concerns are raised by the above.
- The ability of the immune system to fight viruses has been diminished; specifically, the ability to fight SARS-CoV-2 may be affected;
- Vaccine-induced innate immune tolerance may affect other vaccines; and finally
- What other parts of the immune system may be affected.
On social media and online magazines we are now seeing reports of patients with worsening cancer following SARS-CoV-2 vaccination; headlines like the following:
In the articles above, any causal effect by the vaccine is quickly dismissed, and one patient praises the vaccine for saving her life:
Moseley noted that she had a routine mammogram scheduled in July. But if she hadn’t been vaccinated in April and discovered the swollen lymph node, her cancer could have grown before it was detected. “The COVID-19 shot, I’m gonna say-as much as COVID sucked-it saved me,” she told the Des Moines Register.
A benign, swollen lymph node caused by the vaccination alerted her to check for signs of cancer, which she found. A doctor explains this phenomenon in the Lifestyle section of News.com.au:
Dr. Laura Esserman, director of University of California San Francisco’s Breast Care Center, said women were confusing swollen lymph nodes after the vaccine for signs of cancer.
For Moseley, it was fortuitous: She had cancer.
There is a genuine concern over an increase in cancer, not from vaccination, rather as a result of lockdown and limited medical access. However, others are not convinced by the prevailing narrative and suspect that SARS-CoV-2 vaccination is contributing:
Dr Ryan Cole, a Pathologist, in a recent presentation, stated that he is observing a 20 x uptick in endometrial cancer, and increases in other cancers post SARS-CoV-2 vaccination.
And even more concerning: a senior consultant with decades of diagnosis and treatment at a dedicated cancer hospital described to a journalist off the record that all his vaccinated cancer patients were coming out of remission; and that cancer was jumping between organs, spreading at a speed that he has never seen before (pers. Comm.).
At this stage, these reports are anecdotal but if they reflect a hitherto hidden change in the nature of how cancer is affecting patients post vaccine, then what would be the mechanism? And to what degree might it be obscured, even if just initially, by the expected increase in morbidity and mortality as a result of lockdown and limited medical access?
This would be an interesting intellectual exercise were it not for the original question that did not seem to be adequately asked and answered: but what would be the consequences of switching off that important early warning system?
The answer to that may just be echoing the embryonic observations of doctors such as Ryan Cole.
A clinical clue, albeit reported in low numbers at the moment, possibly supporting the work of Dominguez-Andres et al, and may be immunologically linked to Dr Cole’s observations, appeared as reactivation of Varicella Zoster Virus after vaccination for Sars-Cov-2:
Seven immunocompetent patients aged > 50 years old presented with herpes zoster (HZ) infection in a median of 9 days (range 7–20) after vaccination against SARS-CoV-2. The occurrence of HZ within the time window 1–21 days after vaccination defined for increased risk and the reported T cell-mediated immunity involvement suggest that COVID-19 vaccination is a probable cause of HZ. [Emphasis added].
The data were consistent with the vaccine causing changes to the immune system that made the recipient more vulnerable to developing a herpes zoster (HZ) infection.
Furer et al in Herpes zoster following BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 vaccination in patients with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatic diseases: a case series published in the Journal of Rheumatology also reported:
Potential mechanisms that might explain the pathogenetic link between mRNA-COVID19 vaccination and HZ reactivation are related to stimulation of innate immunity through toll-like receptors (TLRs) 3,7 by mRNA-based vaccines. TLR signalling has been implicated during reactivation of herpesviruses, a process essential for these viruses to maintain themselves in the host. Defects in TLR expression in patients suffering from diseases caused directly by herpesvirus infection highlight the importance of these signalling pathways during infection and eventual disease progression. The vaccine stimulates induction of type I INFs and potent inflammatory cytokines, which instigate T and B immune responses but may negatively affect antigen expression potentially contributing to HZ reactivation.
Both aforementioned studies implicating parts of the immune system post SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in HZ infection. One might say: well, those studies have a significant number of older patients; the first study had a mean age of 77yrs, and they have other health problems, and there may be other explanations. For example Methotrexate, a widely prescribed drug for immune mediated inflammatory disease that may be associated with older age, has been questioned in the past for its effect on HZ infection with some studies supporting a causal role, and others not. And more recently, Methotrexate significantly hampered the immune process post Pfizer vaccine for Sars-Cov-2. But the patients in the reactivation study did not appear to be on that drug.
We must also note that HZ infection has also been observed in Covid-19 cases, and not just the elderly:
While there have been cases of varicella-zoster virus reactivation due to COVID-19 or COVID-19 vaccine inoculation in older individuals with pre-existing conditions, this case report describes the first case of varicella-zoster virus reactivation on a healthy, young male in the absence of pre-existing conditions. The mechanisms underlying varicella-zoster virus reactivation in patients with COVID-19 are unknown and should be further characterized. [Emphasis added].
Therefore, both Covid-19 infection and SARS-CoV-2 vaccination have been associated with HZ infection. How many others have had a similar reaction but have gone unidentified?
Indeed, the mechanism needs to be characterised, and does it involve dysfunctional toll-like receptors? The above studies think so and blame the stimulation of specific toll-like receptors.
Toll-like receptors do play an important role in herpes infection; and TLR2, 3 & 9 specifically in Varicella Zoster infection; and any potential change in their function may therefore impact the body’s ability to control HZ infection.
Although, research has not demonstrated post vaccine effects on TLR2 and 9 (please see below for TLR3), we are reminded of the statement made by Dominguez-Andres et al regarding the other toll-like receptors:
The response of innate immune cells to TLR4 and TLR7/8 ligands was lower after BNT162b2 vaccination.
They did also reported changes in TLR3, more specifically involved with Varicella Zoster infection but did not meet statistical significance:
TNF-α production (Figure 1B-1G) following stimulation with the TLR7/8 agonist R848 of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from volunteers was significantly decreased after the second vaccination (Figure 1C). The same trend was observed after stimulation with the TLR3 agonist poly I:C (Figure 1D), although the difference did not reach statistical significance. [Emphasis added].
We can see from the above research that scientists are concerned that parts of the immune system are being negatively affected both by Covid-19 infection and SARS-CoV-2 vaccination that may be leading to reactivation of Varicella infection. Stimulation of toll-like receptors has been suggested, but the implicit design of the mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccines is such that they will stimulate certain toll-like receptors less; TLR 7 & 8 are RNA sensors and would be affected by Uridine changes to vaccine mRNA. TL4 would not.
Regardless, researchers have demonstrated that The response of innate immune cells to TLR4 and TLR7/8 ligands was lower after BNT162b2 vaccination. And that’s not good for the innate immune response.
The immune system is highly regulated with interconnected paths that immunologists are still discovering, and by changing one part you affect another. If SARS-CoV-2 vaccination is changing something in our immune system, be it via changes in vaccine mRNA code and negatively affecting toll-like receptors or by other means, what else does it change in our immunity?
We have already seen a clue to that in the research we have covered but to expound let us consider the following:
Lynn et al describe the importance of toll-like receptors in Impact of Polymer-TLR-7/8 Agonist (Adjuvant) Morphology on the Potency and Mechanism of CD8 T Cell Induction:
Small molecule Toll-like receptor-7 and -8 agonists (TLR-7/8a) can be used as vaccine adjuvants to induce CD8 T cell immunity. [Emphasis added]
InvivoGen summarising Craft et al (2005) & Reece et al (2005) support that finding:
The ability of TLR7-8 agonists to activate DCs and thus elicit Th1 and CD8+ T cells responses can be exploited to enhance the efficacy of vaccination. [Emphasis added]
From those authors, we see an important connection between toll-like receptors, dendritic cells (DC) and T cells, specifically CD8 T cells.
Toll-like receptors activate dendritic cells, eliciting a response from CD8 T cells. CD8 T cells are established as a vital part of the immune system’s defence against infection but also cancer.
Fu and Jiang in Dendritic Cells and CD8 T Cell Immunity in Tumor Microenvironment explore the complex interplay further and reveal the importance of dendritic cells in the role CD8 T cells play in fighting cancer:
While direct presentation of tumor antigens onto their MHCI by tumor cells play an important role in effector function of CD8 T cells, cross-presentation by professional antigen presenting cells in particular DCs are required for prime naive CD8 T cells and sustaining the cytotoxic immune responses. [Emphasis added].
If, as the authors state, that toll-like receptors are required to activate dendritic cells, and dendritic cells sustain T cell cytotoxic killing against cancerous tumours, then what happens if those toll-like receptors are not working so well?
An uptick in cancer? And infection?
The toll-like receptors 7 & 8 are described in the literature as important in eliciting the vital CD8 T cell response. With that in mind, let us remind ourselves what Drs. Weissman and Kariko wrote in 2005 in Suppression of RNA recognition by Toll-like receptors: the impact of nucleoside modification and the evolutionary origin of RNA:
We show that RNA signals through human TLR3, TLR7, and TLR8, but incorporation of modified nucleosides m5C, m6A, m5U, s2U, or pseudouridine ablates activity.
That very technology is being used in SARS-CoV-2 vaccines: It switches off TLR 7 & 8 signalling, that the immune system needs to fight infection and cancer.
Changes to key parts of the mRNA code in SARS-CoV-2 vaccines may be causal in changing the innate immune response via toll-like receptors. Toll-like receptors are important components in defence against infection and downstream effects may also include inhibition of CD8 T cell response. CD8 is a vital part of the immune system’s ability to eradicate infection and cancer. Those changes may be reflected in recent reactivated Varicella Zoster infections although specific mechanisms are unclear at the moment. Anecdotal reports of significant uptick in cancer presenting to medical consultants may be consistent with aberrant toll-like receptor and dendritic cell changes leading to an inhibition of the anti-cancer CD8 effector response. Further data are required but the prospect of an altered CD8 response to infection and cancer is very concerning and should prompt urgent investigation.
One might be forgiven for asking: surely someone must have cautioned against doing that? And isn’t that why new drug/vaccine products are supposed to be thoroughly tested before they are given to large populations?
he FDA should demand adequate, controlled studies with long term follow up, and make data publicly available, before granting full approval to covid-19 vaccines, says Peter Doshi
On 28 July 2021, Pfizer and BioNTech posted updated results for their ongoing phase 3 covid-19 vaccine trial. The preprint came almost a year to the day after the historical trial commenced, and nearly four months since the companies announced vaccine efficacy estimates “up to six months.”
But you won’t find 10 month follow-up data here. While the preprint is new, the results it contains aren’t particularly up to date. In fact, the paper is based on the same data cut-off date (13 March 2021) as the 1 April press release, and its topline efficacy result is identical: 91.3% (95% CI 89.0 to 93.2) vaccine efficacy against symptomatic covid-19 through “up to six months of follow-up.”
The 20 page preprint matters because it represents the most detailed public account of the pivotal trial data Pfizer submitted in pursuit of the world’s first “full approval” of a coronavirus vaccine from the Food and Drug Administration. It deserves careful scrutiny.
The elephant named “waning immunity”
Since late last year, we’ve heard that Pfizer and Moderna’s vaccines are “95% effective” with even greater efficacy against severe disease (“100% effective,” Moderna said).
Whatever one thinks about the “95% effective” claims (my thoughts are here), even the most enthusiastic commentators have acknowledged that measuring vaccine efficacy two months after dosing says little about just how long vaccine-induced immunity will last. “We’re going to be looking very intently at the durability of protection,” Pfizer senior vice president William Gruber, an author on the recent preprint, told the FDA’s advisory committee last December.
The concern, of course, was decreased efficacy over time. “Waning immunity” is a known problem for influenza vaccines, with some studies showing near zero effectiveness after just three months, meaning a vaccine taken early may ultimately provide no protection by the time “flu season” arrives some months later. If vaccine efficacy wanes over time, the crucial question becomes what level of effectiveness will the vaccine provide when a person is actually exposed to the virus? Unlike covid vaccines, influenza vaccine performance has always been judged over a full season, not a couple months.
And so the recent reports from Israel’s Ministry of Health caught my eye. In early July, they reported that efficacy against infection and symptomatic disease “fell to 64%.” By late July it had fallen to 39% where Delta is the dominant strain. This is very low. For context, the FDA’s expectation is of “at least 50%” efficacy for any approvable vaccine.
Now Israel, which almost exclusively used Pfizer vaccine, has begun administering a third “booster” dose to all adults over 40. And starting 20 September 2021, the US plans to follow suit for all “fully vaccinated” adults eight months past their second dose.
Delta may not be responsible
Enter Pfizer’s preprint. As an RCT reporting “up to six months of follow-up,” it is notable that evidence of waning immunity was already visible in the data by the 13 March 2021 data cut-off.
“From its peak post-dose 2,” the study authors write, “observed VE [vaccine efficacy] declined.” From 96% to 90% (from two months to <4 months), then to 84% (95% CI 75 to 90) “from four months to the data cut-off,” which, by my calculation (see footnote at the end of the piece), was about one month later.
But although this additional information was available to Pfizer in April, it was not published until the end of July.
Waning efficacy has the potential to be far more than a minor inconvenience; it can dramatically change the risk-benefit calculus. And whatever its cause—intrinsic properties of the vaccine, the circulation of new variants, some combination of the two, or something else—the bottom line is that vaccines need to be effective.
Until new clinical trials demonstrate that boosters increase efficacy above 50%, without increasing serious adverse events, it is unclear whether the 2-dose series would even meet the FDA’s approval standard at six or nine months.
The “six month” preprint based on the 7% of trial participants who remained blinded at six months
The final efficacy timepoint reported in Pfizer’s preprint is “from four months to the data cut-off.” The confidence interval here is wider than earlier time points because only half of trial participants (53%) made it to the four month mark, and mean follow-up is around 4.4 months (see footnote).
This all happened because starting last December, Pfizer allowed all trial participants to be formally unblinded, and placebo recipients to get vaccinated. By 13 March 2021 (data cut-off), 93% of trial participants (41,128 of 44,060; Fig 1) were unblinded, officially entering “open-label followup.” (Ditto for Moderna: by mid April, 98% of placebo recipients had been vaccinated.)
Despite the reference to “six month safety and efficacy” in the preprint’s title, the paper only reports on vaccine efficacy “up to six months,” but not from six months. This is not semantics, as it turns out only 7% of trial participants actually reached six months of blinded follow-up (“8% of BNT162b2 recipients and 6% of placebo recipients had ≥6 months follow-up post-dose 2.”) So despite this preprint appearing a year after the trial began, it provides no data on vaccine efficacy past six months, which is the period Israel says vaccine efficacy has dropped to 39%.
It is hard to imagine that the <10% of trial participants who remained blinded at six months (which presumably further dwindled after 13 March 2021) could constitute a reliable or valid sample to produce further findings. And the preprint does not report any demographic comparisons to justify future analyses.
With the US awash in news about rising cases of the Delta variant, including among the “fully vaccinated,” the vaccine’s efficacy profile is in question. But some medical commentators are delivering an upbeat message. Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who is on Pfizer’s board, said: “Remember, the original premise behind these vaccines were [sic] that they would substantially reduce the risk of death and severe disease and hospitalization. And that was the data that came out of the initial clinical trials.”
Yet, the trials were not designed to study severe disease. In the data that supported Pfizer’s EUA, the company itself characterized the “severe covid-19” endpoint results as “preliminary evidence.” Hospital admission numbers were not reported, and zero covid-19 deaths occurred.
In the preprint, high efficacy against “severe covid-19” is reported based on all follow-up time (one event in the vaccinated group vs 30 in placebo), but the number of hospital admissions is not reported so we don’t know which, if any, of these patients were ill enough to require hospital treatment. (In Moderna’s trial, data last year showed that 21 of 30 “severe covid-19” cases were not admitted to hospital; Table S14).
And on preventing death from covid-19, there are too few data to draw conclusions—a total of three covid-19 related deaths (one on vaccine, two on placebo). There were 29 total deaths during blinded follow-up (15 in the vaccine arm; 14 in placebo).
The crucial question, however, is whether the waning efficacy seen in the primary endpoint data also applies to the vaccine’s efficacy against severe disease. Unfortunately, Pfizer’s new preprint does not report the results in a way that allows for evaluating this question.
Approval imminent without data transparency, or even an advisory committee meeting?
Last December, with limited data, the FDA granted Pfizer’s vaccine an EUA, enabling access to all Americans who wanted one. It sent a clear message that the FDA could both address the enormous demand for vaccines without compromising on the science. A “full approval” could remain a high bar.
But here we are, with FDA reportedly on the verge of granting a marketing license 13 months into the still ongoing, two year pivotal trial, with no reported data past 13 March 2021, unclear efficacy after six months due to unblinding, evidence of waning protection irrespective of the Delta variant, and limited reporting of safety data. (The preprint reports “decreased appetite, lethargy, asthenia, malaise, night sweats, and hyperhidrosis were new adverse events attributable to BNT162b2 not previously identified in earlier reports,” but provides no data tables showing the frequency of these, or other, adverse events.)
It’s not helping matters that FDA now says it won’t convene its advisory committee to discuss the data ahead of approving Pfizer’s vaccine. (Last August, to address vaccine hesitancy, the agency had “committed to use an advisory committee composed of independent experts to ensure deliberations about authorization or licensure are transparent for the public.”)
Prior to the preprint, my view, along with a group of around 30 clinicians, scientists, and patient advocates, was that there were simply too many open questions about all covid-19 vaccines to support approving any this year. The preprint has, unfortunately, addressed very few of those open questions, and has raised some new ones.
I reiterate our call: “slow down and get the science right—there is no legitimate reason to hurry to grant a license to a coronavirus vaccine.”
FDA should be demanding that the companies complete the two year follow-up, as originally planned (even without a placebo group, much can still be learned about safety). They should demand adequate, controlled studies using patient outcomes in the now substantial population of people who have recovered from covid. And regulators should bolster public trust by helping ensure that everyone can access the underlying data.
Peter Doshi, senior editor, The BMJ.
- Source: https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2021/08/23/does-the-fda-think-these-data-justify-the-first-full-approval-of-a-covid-19-vaccine/
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Coronavirus Vaccine Scientific Studies – Antibody Dependent Enhancement (ADE), Spike Protein, Vaccine Enhanced Immune Escape, Ivermectin
Research results of past vaccines for sars-cov1 that used the spike protein:-
Journal article from 2004 on autoimmune disorders from Sars-cov1 vaccine that also focused on the spike protein: https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2004/12/sars-vaccine-linked-liver-damage-ferret-study
Journal article from 2005 on autoimmune disorders from Sars-cov1 vaccine that also focused on the spike protein: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15755610/
Journal article from 2012 on autoimmune disorders from Sars-cov1 vaccine that also focused on the spike protein: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0035421
Journal article from 2020 on autoimmune disorders from Sars-cov vaccine (can’t figure out if they’re talking about cov1 or 2): https://jvi.asm.org/content/78/22/12672.abstract
Journal article from 2020 explains why immune disorders happen with covid vax, because human and Covid19 proteins are similar: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589909020300186
Antibody Dependent Enhancement:-
Journal article from 2005 shows evidence that sars-cov1 vaccine, that also focused on the spike protein, caused ADE when subjects were challenged with different strain: https://www.nature.com/articles/news050110-3#ref-CR1
Article explaining how ADE works in Sar-cov1: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2538-8
Article explaining the potential for ADE in Covid19: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2538-8
Another article that speculates on the potential for ADE in Covid19: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32920233/
Article from 2021 explains that there is evidence that covid19 is able to kill macrophages by using antibody dependent mechanisms: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.02.22.432407v1
Studies about the spike protein:-
How the virus uses the spike protein to enter human cells: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02039-y
Article on how the Covid19 spike protein crosses the blood-brain barrier: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S096999612030406X?via%3Dihub
Japanese article on how the Pfizer vax is associated with brain hemorrhaging (lending credence to the hypothesis that the spike proteins are crossing the blood brain barrier in some people): https://joppp.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40545-021-00326-7
Article on how AstraZeneca is associated with blood clots in the brain (lending more credence to the hypothesis that the spike proteins are crossing the blood brain barrier in some people): https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2104840
Article on how the Covid19 spike protein binds to the ACE2 receptor of our platelets to cause bloodclots: https://jhoonline.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13045-020-00954-7
Article explaining that blood clots from the spike protein interacting with our platelets are associated with both COVID-19 infection and vaccination: https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1003648
Article explains that just the S1 subunit of the spike protein can cause platelets to clot: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.03.05.21252960v1
Article with evidence that spike proteins do end up circulating in the blood, when they’re not supposed to, they’re supposed to be anchored on the cell membranes: https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciab465/6279075
More evidence that spike proteins do not stay on the cell membranes but end up circulating in the blood. This study aims to explain the blood clots caused by the J&J and AstraZeneca adenovector vaccines, they claim that the DNA isn’t properly spliced and the spike protiens end up in the blood causing thrombosis when the spikes attach to the ACE2 receptors of the endothelial cells: https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-558954/v1
Article on how the spike protein can cause neurodegeneration: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006291X2100499X?via%3Dihub
Journal article with evidence that the spike protein by itself can damage cells by binding to ACE2, causing the cells mitochondria to lose their shape and break apart: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.121.318902
Article on how the spike protein in vaccines can cause cell damage: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7827936/
Article that when the spike protein binds to the ACE2 receptor it causes the release of soluble IL-6R which acts as an intracellular signal which causes inflammation (see the first paper for evidence that the spike causes the release of IL-6R and see the second paper for an explanation of how soluble IL-6R causes pro-inflamatory intracellular signaling: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33284859/ And https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3491447/
Spike protein by itself causes cell damage by eliciting a pro-inflammatory response: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41375-021-01332-z
Pfizer animal testing document that was obtained by Dr. Byram Bridle through a FOI request to the Japanese government which shows the biodistribution of the lipid-nano particles throughout the bodies and organs of the test subjects. This is evidence that the lipid nanoparticles do not stay in the injecton site, but instead travel all throughout the body (go to pg 16/23 for the charts showing biodistribution over the course of 48hrs): https://files.catbox.moe/0vwcmj.pdf
Addendum to the above link. This blog post provides easy to understand information (with pictures) on the make-up of the lipid nanoparticles used in the Covid19 vaccines. It shows that the pharmaceutical companies could have designed them to have targeting ligands on the outside, so that the nanoparticles would only transfect the muscle cells. But instead the vax was designed with PEG polymers on the outside, so that the immune system will not be able to pick them up and put them in the trash. The PEG is what Byram Bridle says is the reason the vaccine travels throughout the body and since it does not have targeting ligands, it can transfect any type of cell: https://www.cas.org/resource/blog/understanding-nanotechnology-covid-19-vaccines
Vaccine Enhanced Immune Escape:-
Evidence of cov2 immune escape: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2021/06/30/science.abi7994
Article from 2015 that explains how imperfect vaccination (like the Pfizer and moderna that require at least two shots to be effective) can create immune escape variants: https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.1002198
Article from 2021 explains that unless vaccination is done quickly, there will be a high probability of escape mutants: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-95025-3
Studies on covid recovered:-
No benefit from vaccination of previously infected individuals: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.06.01.21258176v2
Covid19 infection produces long lasting immunity: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03647-4
Second article that covid19 infection produces life long immunity: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01442-9
More evidence that covid19 infection produces long term immunity: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.04.19.21255739v1
Article explains how vaccine manufacturers have used relative risk reduction to determine that vaccine efficacy is ~90+%, however they should have used absolute risk reduction which would tell us that the vaccines will only reduce total covid cases by ~1%: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanmic/article/PIIS2666-5247(21)00069-0/fulltext
Addendum to the above information. This video from 2013 explains the difference between relative and absolute risk reduction in a very simple way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K30MGvOs5s&ab_channel=TerryShaneyfelt
Article from 2005 explains that antibodies to the S-protein and the M-protein are effective in neutralizing the sars-cov1 virus. However, the sars-cov2 vaccines only target the S-protein. This is evidence that the vaccine manufacturers could have chosen to make a superior mrna vax that produced two types of antibodies, but chose to focus narrowly on just the S-protein: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16544518/
Antibodies from vaccines start to drop within 6 months, get ready for endless boosters: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03777-9
Meta-analysis on the efficacy of Ivermectin in treating Covid19: https://journals.lww.com/americantherapeutics/Abstract/9000/Ivermectin_for_Prevention_and_Treatment_of.98040.aspx
A double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial shows that Ivermectin is able to cure covid within 6 days for most people: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.05.31.21258081v1
More evidence that Ivermectin treatment leads to much faster recovery from Covid19: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jmv.26880
An NIH study reveals that a five-day course of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19 may reduce the duration of illness: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33278625/
Ivermectin stops replication of covid: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166354220302011
Ivermectin has anti-viral properties: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3888155/
Ivermectin has anti-viral properties against covid: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41429-020-0336-
Ivermectin binds to Covid19 proteins to block the virus: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7996102/
Evidence that Ivermectin can be effective as a prophylaxis, Mexican frontline healthcare workers were given Ivermectin as a preventative and zero got sick with covid, whereas 58.2% of the control group who did not take Ivermectin got covid: https://www.buongiornosuedtirol.it/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Nota-Journal-of-Biomedical-Research-Safety-and-Efficacy-Iota-Carrageenan-and-Ivermectin.pdf
Ivermectin safe to give 12mg per day for 5 days: https://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712%2820%2932506-6/fulltext
Ivermectin safely administered 60mg per day for 6 months: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10428194.2020.1786559
Fluvoxamine helps in covid treatment: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33180097/
Covid leads to long term inflammation, useful for long haul Covid19 treatment: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33391730/
Fluvoxamine has anti-inflammatory properties that can help treat covid: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphar.2021.652688/full
Fluvoxamine targets sigma-1 to stop covid replication: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33403480/
Analysis on the VAERS death data shows that in 86% of reports the vaccine cannot be ruled out as a causal factor in the death of the patient: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352837543_Analysis_of_COVID-19_vaccine_death_reports_from_the_Vaccine_Adverse_Events_Reporting_System_VAERS_Database_Interim_Results_and_Analysis
Addendum to the above link. OpenVAERS is a site that allows you to easily read VAERS reports and breaks down the numbers. The reports seem to be a lot of people who have comorbidities or are old, but there are also some really eye opening cases where young people experience horrible side effects. Read for yourself and make up your own mind about what the vax is doing to your fellow Americans: https://www.openvaers.com/openvaers
Frontline Covid19 Critical Care Alliance:-
FLCCC Alliance I-MASK+ Protocol for Prevention & Early Outpatient Treatment Protocol for COVID-19: https://covid19criticalcare.com/covid-19-protocols/i-mask-plus-protocol/
FLCCC Alliance I-MASS Protocol for Prevention & At Home Treatment Mass Distribution for COVID-19: https://covid19criticalcare.com/covid-19-protocols/i-mass-protocol/
FLCCC Alliance MATH+ Protocol for Hospital Treatment for COVID-19, for use by professionals: https://covid19criticalcare.com/covid-19-protocols/math-plus-protocol/
FLCCC Alliance iRecover Protocol for treatment of Long Haul Covid-19: https://covid19criticalcare.com/covid-19-protocols/i-recover-protocol/
FLCCC Alliance list of Ivermectin friendly physicians: https://covid19criticalcare.com/ivermectin-in-covid-19/how-to-get-ivermectin/
Know your rights, you have a Right to Try off-label or experimental medications (remind them if your doctor is reluctant to prescribe you Ivermectin or Fluvoxamine): https://www.fda.gov/patients/learn-about-expanded-access-and-other-treatment-options/right-try
Know the law, the compromised U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that employers CAN require vaccination as a condition of employment (this ruling will have to be challenged in a court of law, so do not approach your employer with the false attitude of having the higher legal ground, they will likely dismiss you since the EEOC is backing tyranny): https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws
Know the law, the compromised Department of Justice has said that vaccine mandates are legal: https://www.yahoo.com/now/doj-says-legal-mandate-covid-173600309.html
Legal information about vaccine exemption status state by state (know your rights in your state before you approach an employer): https://www.ncsl.org/research/health/school-immunization-exemption-state-laws.aspx
Can’t sue vaccine producers: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/16/covid-vaccine-side-effects-compensation-lawsuit.html
Even the blood sucking lawyers are saying they won’t take your case if you want to sue the vaccine manufacturers for a vaccine injury, they’re completely protected: https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/black-hole-covid-vaccine-injury-claims-2021-06-29/
It seems that the PCR test that we’ve all been using cannot discriminate between a covid infection and a flu infection. It has therefore had its EUA revoked by the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dls/locs/2021/07-21-2021-lab-alert-Changes_CDC_RT-PCR_SARS-CoV-2_Testing_1.html
History/news about mrna vaccine manufacturers:-
Pfizer are criminals who plead guilty to misinforming the public about side effects to their drugs and bribing doctors. They paid 2.3 billion in fines: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pfizer-settlement-idUSTRE5813XB20090902
“In the Army I was expected to protect people at all costs,” Kopchinski said in a statement. “At Pfizer I was expected to increase profits at all costs, even when sales meant endangering lives.”: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pfizer-whistleblower-idUSN021592920090903
Pfizer are so evil that they caused the deaths of children by using incorrect dosages of the control drugs to make their own experimental drug look better: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/aug/11/pfizer-nigeria-meningitis-drug-compensation
Nigeria sues Pfizer for $7bn over ‘illegal’ tests on children: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/jun/05/health.healthandwellbeing1
US Supreme Court rejects Pfizer Nigeria lawsuit appeal: https://www.bbc.com/news/10454982
Pfizer in $486 million settlement of Celebrex, Bextra litigation: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pfizer-lawsuit-idUSKCN10D1D8
Pfizer settles foreign bribery case with U.S. government: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pfizer-settlement-idUSBRE8760WM20120807
Pfizer intentionally destroyed the control groups in their trials for the covid vaccine, which means we’ll never know how effective the vaccine actually is: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/02/19/969143015/long-term-studies-of-covid-19-vaccines-hurt-by-placebo-recipients-getting-immuni
J&J are criminals who knew for decades that they had asbestos in their baby powder, but did nothing. Had to pay 4.69 billion in fines: https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/johnsonandjohnson-cancer/
And of course, J&J is trying to use shady tactics to avoid paying those fines for their baby powder: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-j-j-exploring-putting-191612383.html
Moderna has never been able to get a drug or vaccine approved by the FDA, they were chosen by Trump because the CEO said they could get their experimental gene therapy vaccine made in the fastest time, no animal trials were done: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/01/us/coronavirus-moderna-vaccine-invs/index.html
Moderna executives sold tens of millions of dollars in stock in Sept, a couple months before deploying the vax to the public. Why would they sell off right before their big success? Did they know the product was garbage?: https://www.npr.org/2020/09/04/908305074/bad-optics-or-something-more-moderna-executives-stock-sales-raise-concerns
Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel explains that they designed the vaccine in just two days: https://v.redd.it/p83r1m7zzgd71
Pfizer makes billions in revenue and profit: www.nytimes.com/2021/05/04/business/pfizer-covid-vaccine-profits.amp.html
Pfizer makes even more money because of boosters: https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/pfizer-raises-estimates-2021-sales-covid-19-vaccine-335-bln-2021-07-28/
Vax companies making billions: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/mar/06/from-pfizer-to-moderna-whos-making-billions-from-covid-vaccines
One third of new FDA approved meds had safety problems, the system is broken: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/05/09/527575055/one-third-of-new-drugs-had-safety-problems-after-fda-approval
A second source confirming that one third of new FDA approved meds had safety problems: https://www.cnn.com/2017/05/09/health/fda-approval-drug-events-study/index.html
Improperly testing medication and medical negligence has led to tragedy in the past:-
Learn from the past the Thalidomide tragedy occured because doctors pushed an unsafe drug: https://helix.northwestern.edu/article/thalidomide-tragedy-lessons-drug-safety-and-regulation
Learn from the past, the Tuskegee experiments: https://www.cdc.gov/tuskegee/timeline.htm
Even CNN agrees the rushed vaccine is a stupid idea (but only while Trump was president): https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/01/health/eua-coronavirus-vaccine-history/index.html
Vaccinated individuals can still get and spread the virus:-
Fauci himself stated that the goal of the vaccines was never to prevent transmission but to reduce symptoms: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/fauci-vaccines-will-only-prevent-symptoms-not-block-the-virus-195051568.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9iZ3IuY29tLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAHpd0YtfC5w7hWq2OGxSM8G8GkGugdwzlwYoMYfUdd-dFniY0-qB_1RoBrkyZdQRgHzAU_qQROzd_EfBwk1vzVv6hO0c46fOMmw8nmc4p3eEnwMvqhlJfcrpXOXccvSEjvfwwY1yl6PBdgYtJoPQvzxWK-4BPZ9PidUbDMTK4L6b
CDC finally admit that vaxxed people are still shedding high levels of virus when they get infected and therefore must wear masks again: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/27/cdc-to-reverse-indoor-mask-policy-to-recommend-them-for-fully-vaccinated-people-in-covid-hot-spots.html
Vaxxed people are spreading the delta variant: https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/longevity/561994-top-health-expert-says-vaccinated-people-are-spreading
Higher COVID Rate Found In Counties With Higher Vaccination Rate: https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/video/5827277-higher-covid-rate-found-in-counties-with-higher-vaccination-rate/
Double vaxxed politicians getting and spreading covid: https://nypost.com/2021/07/20/sixth-texas-dem-tests-positive-for-covid-after-fleeing-state-to-block-gop-voting-bill/
Double vaxxed hospital workers getting covid: https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/07/31/world/covid-delta-variant-vaccine?type=styln-live-updates&label=coronavirus%20updates&index=0#covid-san-francisco-hospital-delta
Piers Morgan gets covid after double jab: https://news.yahoo.com/amphtml/piers-morgan-covid-positive-162254643.html
Iceland covid data shows majority of covid cases are fully vaccinated: https://www.covid.is/data
In the UK, the Health Minister stated that 60% of the people admitted to the hospital for Covid19 are double vaxxed, after some concerns were raised, the Health Minister later corrected himself to say it is 40% instead: https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/60-people-being-admitted-uk-hospitals-had-two-covid-jabs-adviser-2021-07-19/
Thousands of vaccine failures in Massachusetts: https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/07/13/massachusetts-breakthrough-coronavirus-cases-71-fully-vaccinated-people-have-died-268-hospitalizations/amp/
CDC admits that 74% of positive cases in Barnstable County Massachusetts were fully vaxxed: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7031e2.htm?s_cid=mm7031e2_w
Vaccine failures resulting in hundreds of hospitalizations in Illinois, who knows how many thousands of vaccine failures were required to reach this many hospitalizations in Illinois: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/159-dead-593-hospitalized-in-illinois-breakthrough-covid-cases/2560611/
CDC started pursuing asymmetric reporting of covid cases in may 2021, they will not investigate mild cases of covid in vaccinated individuals. This creates the narrative that this is a pandemic of the unvaxxed: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/25/health/cdc-coronavirus-infections-vaccine.html
Bloomberg reports that CDC stopped tracking vaccine failures just as the delta variant was emerging: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-30/cdc-scaled-back-hunt-for-breakthrough-cases-just-as-the-delta-variant-grew
CDC warns COVID-19 may be a few mutations away from evading vaccines: https://nypost.com/2021/07/27/cdc-covid-19-may-be-a-few-mutations-away-from-evading-vaccines/
Hope for freedom:-
There is hope for freedom yet, New Hampshire governor signs bill that makes it illegal to mandate vaccines for access to public services: https://boston.cbslocal.com/2021/07/25/new-hampshire-covid-medical-freedom-bill/
Senator Rand Paul tells the people to resist: https://v.redd.it/k8p3msb957g71
South Carolina won’t let the CDC force masks on children: https://apnews.com/article/business-health-coronavirus-pandemic-south-carolina-a2e56ca0f753d67e5f55c49f6b8612c2
Mexico president says he won’t jab kids to push boosters just because the money grubbing assholes in big pharma say they are necessary, he’ll wait for the scientific proof: https://www.rt.com/news/530770-mexico-hostage-vaccines-pharmaceutical-companies/
Oklahoma republicans stand up against vaccine mandates: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/31/oklahoma-republicans-vaccine-mandates-nazi-persecution-jewish-people
- Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/pnpt3q/covid_data_dump_links_and_resources_to_peer/
A new study suggests that almost half of those hospitalized with COVID-19 have mild or asymptomatic cases.
At least 12,000 Americans have already died from COVID-19 this month, as the country inches through its latest surge in cases. But another worrying statistic is often cited to depict the dangers of this moment: The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the United States right now is as high as it has been since the beginning of February. It’s even worse in certain places: Some states, including Arkansas and Oregon, recently saw their COVID hospitalizations rise to higher levels than at any prior stage of the pandemic. But how much do those latter figures really tell us?
From the start, COVID hospitalizations have served as a vital metric for tracking the risks posed by the disease. Last winter, this magazine described it as “the most reliable pandemic number,” while Vox quoted the cardiologist Eric Topol as saying that it’s “the best indicator of where we are.” On the one hand, death counts offer finality, but they’re a lagging signal and don’t account for people who suffered from significant illness but survived. Case counts, on the other hand, depend on which and how many people happen to get tested. Presumably, hospitalization numbers provide a more stable and reliable gauge of the pandemic’s true toll, in terms of severe disease. But a new, nationwide study of hospitalization records, released as a preprint today (and not yet formally peer reviewed), suggests that the meaning of this gauge can easily be misinterpreted—and that it has been shifting over time.
If you want to make sense of the number of COVID hospitalizations at any given time, you need to know how sick each patient actually is. Until now, that’s been almost impossible to suss out. The federal government requires hospitals to report every patient who tests positive for COVID, yet the overall tallies of COVID hospitalizations, made available on various state and federal dashboards and widely reported on by the media, do not differentiate based on severity of illness. Some patients need extensive medical intervention, such as getting intubated. Others require supplemental oxygen or administration of the steroid dexamethasone. But there are many COVID patients in the hospital with fairly mild symptoms, too, who have been admitted for further observation on account of their comorbidities, or because they reported feeling short of breath. Another portion of the patients in this tally are in the hospital for something unrelated to COVID, and discovered that they were infected only because they were tested upon admission. How many patients fall into each category has been a topic of much speculation. In August, researchers from Harvard Medical School, Tufts Medical Center, and the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System decided to find out.
Researchers have tried to get at similar questions before. For two separate studies published in May, doctors in California read through several hundred charts of pediatric patients, one by one, to figure out why, exactly, each COVID-positive child had been admitted to the hospital. Did they need treatment for COVID, or was there some other reason for admission, like cancer treatment or a psychiatric episode, and the COVID diagnosis was merely incidental? According to the researchers, 40 to 45 percent of the hospitalizations that they examined were for patients in the latter group.
The authors of the paper out this week took a different tack to answer a similar question, this time for adults. Instead of meticulously looking at why a few hundred patients were admitted to a pair of hospitals, they analyzed the electronic records for nearly 50,000 COVID hospital admissions at the more than 100 VA hospitals across the country. Then they checked to see whether each patient required supplemental oxygen or had a blood oxygen level below 94 percent. (The latter criterion is based on the National Institutes of Health definition of “severe COVID.”) If either of these conditions was met, the authors classified that patient as having moderate to severe disease; otherwise, the case was considered mild or asymptomatic.
The study found that from March 2020 through early January 2021—before vaccination was widespread, and before the Delta variant had arrived—the proportion of patients with mild or asymptomatic disease was 36 percent. From mid-January through the end of June 2021, however, that number rose to 48 percent. In other words, the study suggests that roughly half of all the hospitalized patients showing up on COVID-data dashboards in 2021 may have been admitted for another reason entirely, or had only a mild presentation of disease.
This increase was even bigger for vaccinated hospital patients, of whom 57 percent had mild or asymptomatic disease. But unvaccinated patients have also been showing up with less severe symptoms, on average, than earlier in the pandemic: The study found that 45 percent of their cases were mild or asymptomatic since January 21. According to Shira Doron, an infectious-disease physician and hospital epidemiologist at Tufts Medical Center, in Boston, and one of the study’s co-authors, the latter finding may be explained by the fact that unvaccinated patients in the vaccine era tend to be a younger cohort who are less vulnerable to COVID and may be more likely to have been infected in the past.
Among the limitations of the study is that patients in the VA system are not representative of the U.S. population as a whole, as they include few women and no children. (Still, the new findings echo those from the two pediatric-admissions studies.) Also, like many medical centers, the VA has a policy to test every inpatient for COVID, but this is not a universal practice. Lastly, most of the data—even from the patients admitted in 2021—derive from the phase of the pandemic before Delta became widespread, and it’s possible that the ratios have changed in recent months. The study did run through June 30, however, when the Delta wave was about to break, and it did not find that the proportion of patients with moderate to severe respiratory distress was trending upward at the end of the observation period.
The idea behind the study and what it investigates is important, says Graham Snyder, the medical director of infection prevention and hospital epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, though he told me that it would benefit from a little more detail and nuance beyond oxygenation status. But Daniel Griffin, an infectious-disease specialist at Columbia University, told me that using other metrics for severity of illness, such as intensive-care admissions, presents different limitations. For one thing, different hospitals use different criteria for admitting patients to the ICU.
One of the important implications of the study, these experts say, is that the introduction of vaccines strongly correlates with a greater share of COVID hospital patients having mild or asymptomatic disease. “It’s underreported how well the vaccine makes your life better, how much less sick you are likely to be, and less sick even if hospitalized,” Snyder said. “That’s the gem in this study.”
“People ask me, ‘Why am I getting vaccinated if I just end up in the hospital anyway?’” Griffin said. “But I say, ‘You’ll end up leaving the hospital.’” He explained that some COVID patients are in for “soft” hospitalizations, where they need only minimal treatment and leave relatively quickly; others may be on the antiviral drug remdesivir for five days, or with a tube down their throat. One of the values of this study, he said, is that it helps the public understand this distinction—and the fact that not all COVID hospitalizations are the same.
But the study also demonstrates that hospitalization rates for COVID, as cited by journalists and policy makers, can be misleading, if not considered carefully. Clearly many patients right now are seriously ill. We also know that overcrowding of hospitals by COVID patients with even mild illness can have negative implications for patients in need of other care. At the same time, this study suggests that COVID hospitalization tallies can’t be taken as a simple measure of the prevalence of severe or even moderate disease, because they might inflate the true numbers by a factor of two. “As we look to shift from cases to hospitalizations as a metric to drive policy and assess level of risk to a community or state or country,” Doron told me, referring to decisions about school closures, business restrictions, mask requirements, and so on, “we should refine the definition of hospitalization. Those patients who are there with rather than from COVID don’t belong in the metric.”
- Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/09/covid-hospitalization-numbers-can-be-misleading/620062/
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26 out of the 27 Lancet scientists who trashed theory that Covid leaked from a Chinese lab have links to Wuhan researchers
Of the 27 scientists who wrote a letter in The Lancet medical journal dismissing the possibility that Covid-19 originated from a Wuhan lab, 26 have links to its Chinese researchers, their colleagues or its benefactors, a new investigation has revealed.
On March 7 last year, the influential journal published the letter in which the 27 scientists said they ‘strongly condemned conspiracy theories’ surrounding the origins of the coronavirus pandemic that has impacted all corners of the world.
All debate into whether Covid-19 had man-made origins or leaked from the lab in Wuhan – the Chinese city that was ground-zero for the virus – was effectively shut down by the letter.
However, an investigation by The Daily Telegraph newspaper into the signatories has found that 26 of the 27 had some link to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where the leak was suspected – calling into question their impartiality.
Signatories include Dr Peter Daszak, the British president of EcoHealth Alliance, which funnelled money into controversial research at a Wuhan Institute of Virology, and UK Government scientific adviser Sir Jeremy Farrar.
Only one – Dr Ronald Corley, a microbiology expert from Boston University – has been found to have no links back to funders or researchers at the Wuhan institute.
Below, the MailOnline looks at those signatories named by The Telegraph’s investigation – and other key figures and organisations – to have links with the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
The orchestrator of the letter, British zoologist Peter Daszak, was already found to have a conflict of interest through him being president of the US-based EcoHealth Alliance, which has funded research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Despite declaring no conflicts of interest at the time the letter was penned, The Lancet was forced to publish an addendum to the letter acknowledging Daszak’s connection to EcoHealth Alliance.
- Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9980015/26-Lancet-scientists-trashed-theory-Covid-leaked-Chinese-lab-links-Wuhan.html
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“A Decision They’ll Regret” – Australia Regulator Bans Ivermectin Use As COVID-19 Treatment | ZeroHedge
The TGA, an agency under Australia’s Department of Health, announced that the changes were introduced “because of concerns with the prescribing of oral ivermectin for the claimed prevention or treatment of COVID-19.”
The new restrictions mean that general practitioners may only prescribe the drug for TGA-approved conditions and not for other non-approved purposes—also referred to as “off-label” use. No penalties were specified in the TGA announcement in the event of a GP skirting the rules.
The Epoch Times has reached out to the TGA for further information.
Only certain specialists can continue to prescribe oral ivermectin for off-label use. They include infectious disease physicians, dermatologists, gastroenterologists, and hepatologists, the TGA announced.
Stromectol ivermectin 3mg is the only oral ivermectin product that is TGA-approved. The indications approved are river blindness, threadworm of the intestines, and scabies.
Ivermectin is not TGA-approved for use to treat COVID-19 in Australia. The TGA said that its use for COVID-19 in the general public is “currently strongly discouraged” by three entities—the National COVID Clinical Evidence Taskforce (pdf), the World Health Organization, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
TGA Lays Out Concerns
The TGA in its announcement asserted that there are “a number of significant public health risks associated with taking ivermectin in an attempt to prevent COVID-19 infection rather than getting vaccinated.”
The agency added that people who think they are protected from COVID-19 by taking ivermectin “may choose not to get tested or to seek medical care if they experience symptoms,” and claimed that doing so “has the potential to spread the risk of COVID-19 infection throughout the community.”
The TGA said that a second concern involves “unreliable social media posts and other sources” that have reportedly advocated for the use of ivermectin in “significantly higher” doses compared to what is approved and found safe for the treatment of scabies or parasites.
“These higher doses can be associated with serious adverse effects, including severe nausea, vomiting, dizziness, neurological effects such as dizziness, seizures, and coma.”
The regulator also said that there has been a three- to four-fold increase in the dispensing of ivermectin prescriptions in recent months, which has resulted in “national and local shortages for those who need the medicine for scabies and parasite infections.”
“It is believed that this is due to recent prescribing and dispensing for unapproved uses, such as COVID-19,” its statement reads.
“Such shortages can disproportionately impact vulnerable people, including those in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.”
Immediate Backlash by MPs
Two Australian politicians immediately issued announcements late Sept. 10 criticizing the TGA restrictions.
Federal MP George Christensen, a Liberal Party member from the state of Queensland, posted on Telegram a photo of his medications, writing, “My ivermectin treatment pack. Prescribed by a GP. Now the TGA has banned GPs from prescribing the drug off-label. It’s a decision they will regret.”
Christensen also shared a lengthy list of studies, writing, “here’s some REAL INFO on IVERMECTIN.”
Federal MP Craig Kelly, a former Liberal Party member and now leader of the United Australia Party, in a statement posted on Telegram called the TGA move “OUTRAGEOUS” and accused the agency of having “interfered with the sanctity of the Doctor patient relationship in Australia, by ignoring the evidence of over 50 published studies and also ignoring expert medical advice from doctors that have treated thousands of patients successfully with Ivermectin—by prohibiting doctors from prescribing this medicine to sick Australians.”
“The UNITED AUSTRALIA PARTY tonight calls for [an] urgent Royal Commission in this TGA over this decision,” he wrote, saying that the decision “could be investigated for possible corruption.”
“It’s a sad day for the nation, as the expert medical evidence from overseas indicates that this outrageous decision by the TGA will result in the death of Australians,” Kelly added.
- Source: https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/decision-theyll-regret-australia-regulator-bans-ivermectin-use-covid-19-treatment
Coronavirus Vaccine Narrative and Propaganda – Fudging Statistics, Not Recording Side-effects, Voluntary Reporting of Breakthrough Cases; CDC, OSHA, Masks
State health departments voluntarily report vaccine breakthrough cases to CDC.
OSHA will not enforce 29 CFR 1904’s recording requirements to require any employers to record worker side effects from COVID-19 vaccination at least through May 2022. We will reevaluate the agency’s position at that time to determine the best course of action moving forward.
Persons were considered fully vaccinated ≥14 days after receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines) or after 1 dose of the singledose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine¶; partially vaccinated ≥14 days after receipt of the first dose and <14 days after the second dose in a 2-dose series; and unvaccinated <14 days after receipt of the first dose of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of the single-dose vaccine or if no CAIR2 vaccination data were available.
SARS-CoV-2-naïve vaccinees had a 13.06-fold (95% CI, 8.08 to 21.11) increased risk for breakthrough infection with the Delta variant compared to those previously infected, when the first event (infection or vaccination) occurred during January and February of 2021.
DSHS doesn’t track the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations among vaccinated people statewide because hospitals are not required to report that information to the state. Travis County’s health authority, Dr. Desmar Walkes, told county commissioners and Austin City Council members in a Tuesday meeting that almost all new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the area have been among unvaccinated people.
If you experience severe side effects after getting a Covid vaccine, lawyers tell CNBC there is basically no one to blame in a U.S. court of law.
“It is very rare for a blanket immunity law to be passed,” said Rogge Dunn, a Dallas labor and employment attorney. “Pharmaceutical companies typically aren’t offered much liability protection under the law.“
You also can’t sue the Food and Drug Administration for authorizing a vaccine for emergency use, nor can you hold your employer accountable if they mandate inoculation as a condition of employment.
Congress created a fund specifically to help cover lost wages and out-of-pocket medical expenses for people who have been irreparably harmed by a “covered countermeasure,” such as a vaccine. But it is difficult to use and rarely pays. Attorneys say it has compensated less than 6% of the claims filed in the last decade. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/16/covid-vaccine-side-effects-compensation-lawsuit.html
For 95% of deaths, there were 4 other comorbidities:
Israeli Study: For 3 deaths prevented by vaccination, we have to accept 2 inflicted by vaccination. This lack of clear benefit should cause governments to rethink their vaccination policy.
Face masks only 10% effective; University of Waterloo study. The study showed that most common masks, primarily due to problems with fit, filter about 10 per cent of exhaled aerosol droplets. The remaining aerosols are redirected, mostly out the top of the mask where it fits over the nose, and escape into the ambient air unfiltered. https://uwaterloo.ca/news/media/study-supports-widespread-use-better-masks-curb-covid-19
The magnitude of risk for all outcomes associated with being consistently inactive exceeded the odds of smoking and virtually all the chronic diseases studied in this analysis, indicating physical inactivity may play a crucial role as a risk factor for severe COVID-19 outcomes. https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/04/07/bjsports-2021-104080
Vaccines vs. Ivermectin
New research found that natural immunity offers exponentially more protection than COVID-19 vaccines.
A newly published medical study found that infection from COVID-19 confers considerably longer-lasting and stronger protection against the Delta variant of the virus than vaccines.
“The natural immune protection that develops after a SARS-CoV-2 infection offers considerably more of a shield against the Delta variant of the pandemic coronavirus than two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, according to a large Israeli study that some scientists wish came with a ‘Don’t try this at home’ label,” the Scientific American reported Thursday. “The newly released data show people who once had a SARS-CoV-2 infection were much less likely than vaccinated people to get Delta, develop symptoms from it, or become hospitalized with serious COVID-19.”
Put another way, vaccinated individuals were 27 times more likely to get a symptomatic COVID infection than those with natural immunity from COVID.
A Death Blow to Vaccine Passports?
The findings come as many governments around the world are demanding citizens acquire “vaccine passports” to travel. New York City, France, and the Canadian provinces of Quebec and British Columbia are among those who have recently embraced vaccine passports.
Meanwhile, Australia has floated the idea of making higher vaccination rates a condition of lifting its lockdown in jurisdictions, while President Joe Biden is considering making interstate travel unlawful for people who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19.
Vaccine passports are morally dubious for many reasons, not the least of which is that freedom of movement is a basic human right. However, vaccine passports become even more senseless in light of the new findings out of Israel and revelations from the CDC, some say.
Harvard Medical School professor Martin Kulldorff said research showing that natural immunity offers exponentially more protection than vaccines means vaccine passports are both unscientific and discriminatory, since they disproportionately affect working class individuals.
“Prior COVID disease (many working class) provides better immunity than vaccines (many professionals), so vaccine mandates are not only scientific nonsense, they are also discriminatory and unethical,” Kulldorff, a biostatistician and epidemiologist, observed on Twitter.
Nor is the study out of Israel a one-off. Media reports show that no fewer than 15 academic studies have found that natural immunity offers immense protection from COVID-19.
Moreover, CDC research shows that vaccinated individuals still get infected with COVID-19 and carry just as much of the virus in their throat and nasal passage as unvaccinated individuals
“High viral loads suggest an increased risk of transmission and raised concern that, unlike with other variants, vaccinated people infected with Delta can transmit the virus,” CDC Rochelle Director Walensky noted following a Cape Cod outbreak that included mostly vaccinated individuals.
These data suggest that vaccinated individuals are still spreading the virus much like unvaccinated individuals.
The Bottom Line
Vaccine passports would be immoral and a massive government overreach even in the absence of these findings. There is simply no historical parallel for governments attempting to restrict the movements of healthy people over a respiratory virus in this manner.
Yet the justification for vaccine passports becomes not just wrong but absurd in light of these new revelations.
People who have had COVID already have significantly more protection from the virus than people who’ve been vaccinated. Meanwhile, people who’ve not had COVID and choose to not get vaccinated may or may not be making an unwise decision. But if they are, they are principally putting only themselves at risk.
- Source: https://fee.org/articles/harvard-epidemiologist-says-the-case-for-covid-vaccine-passports-was-just-demolished/
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A Texas man may have been inspired by foreign terrorists when he murdered his Lyft driver, then opened fire inside a local police station, authorities said.
Imran Ali Rasheed, 33, was fatally shot by cops in the lobby of the Plano Police Department on Sunday, after he killed 26-year-old driver Isabella Lewis and stole her car, according to officials.
Rasheed, who’d previously been investigated by the FBI, left a note in Lewis’ car that led investigators to believe he was a follower of the “rhetoric” and “propaganda” of an unnamed terrorist organization, said Matthew DeSarno, special agent in charge of the FBI Dallas office.
- Source: https://nypost.com/2021/08/31/man-kills-texas-lyft-driver-in-possible-terror-related-slaying/
Coronavirus Vaccine Useless: 349 students and 15 employees tested positive for the virus, and all but eight were fully vaccinated
DURHAM, N.C. — Duke University on Monday extended its mask mandate to outdoor areas on campus as well as inside buildings, following hundreds of coronavirus infections among vaccinated students and staff.
In the last week, 349 students and 15 employees tested positive for the virus, and all but eight were fully vaccinated, Duke officials said in a notice to the campus community. None of them has been hospitalized, and only “a small number” have minor flu-like symptoms.
“We want to be clear: the problem is not our people, the problem is COVID-19. Our Duke community has been extraordinarily united and resilient in fighting, and adapting to, this pandemic over the last 19 months,” officials said in the notice. “And yet, we must continue to do more. This is a time to be prudent, to take care of ourselves and each other.”
In addition to requiring masks outside – unless people are exercising alone, are eating or drinking or aren’t around anyone – new limits will be placed on student activities, officials said without elaborating.
Campus dining facilities have halted indoor seating, and more than 25 tents have been set up on campus for outdoor seating for meals. Also, faculty have the option of shifting their classes to remote instruction for the next two weeks because of the potential for increased absences while infected students are in isolation.
“It’s so hot outside right now that I would prefer to dine indoors, but honestly, I will do what I need to do because I want to stay on campus for this entire year if I can,” freshman Ella Kirksey said. “I’m hoping that this – if they get a little bit stricter – this will keep us from having to go fully online or go home.”
Senior Naira Ikram said she was stunned by the number of infected students. A year ago, only 241 students and staff tested positive for coronavirus during the entire fall semester.
“I don’t know why cases are super high all of the sudden,” Ikram said. “I’m hoping that stopping indoor dining and a lot of indoor gathering might reduce the rate. I hope things don’t go back to what they were last year. It’s been really nice to have a taste of what things were like back in 2019.”
Ninety-eight percent of Duke students and 92 percent of faculty and staff are vaccinated, officials said. The other 8 percent of Duke employees have been given an Oct. 1 deadline to get their shots, and those who don’t will be fired, officials have said.
Duke tests all students at least weekly – unvaccinated students are tested twice a week – and some students said they wonder if similar spikes in numbers of people infected are occurring elsewhere but go unnoticed because of less extensive testing.
- Source: https://www.wral.com/coronavirus/virus-cases-among-vaccinated-students-prompt-duke-to-widen-mask-mandate-tighten-restrictions/19849861/
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Most blue surgical face masks used by many during the pandemic are not enough to avoid people from being infected with COVID-19, an alarming new study has found.
The study from the University of Waterloo in Canada showed N95 or KN95 masks did the best job in containing aerosol droplets from the wearer’s mouth.
The blue, cloth surgical masks that have become popular during the pandemic were found be only 10 percent effective as it doe not cover the face properly.
‘There is no question it is beneficial to wear any face covering, both for protection in close proximity and at a distance in a room,’ study leader Serhiy Yarusevych, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering, said in a statement.
‘However, there is a very serious difference in the effectiveness of different masks when it comes to controlling aerosols.’
Yarusevych team added that ventilation tests revealed even modest ventilation rates provide about the same level of protection as the highest quality masks.
- Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9914969/Popular-blue-surgical-face-masks-NOT-stop-people-infected-COVID-19.html
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[repost without crosspost to avoid NNN quarantine for non-reddit users. absolutely fantastic information worth scouring through to better understand our current crisis. all credit to /u/covinfo1999 and please post here additionally from now on as I’m sure this sub will appreciate your hard work!]
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The current Covid19 vaccines have several problems. I would say that there are 9 main areas of interest:
- the spike protein appears to be cytotoxic.
- the emergence of immune escape variants.
- the potential for antibody dependent enhancement.
- the potential for autoimmune disorders.
- the narrow design focus of the vaccines.
- the fact that alternative treatments are available to both prevent and treat covid.
- they are trying to jab everyone, even people who have recovered from covid and do not need the jab.
- there are a growing number of severe reactions to the vaccines but this fact gets very little coverage in the press and sometimes it even gets outright censorship.
- the potential for long term unknown side effects and the potential impact of this on national security.
I will present a brief overview of each issue and then provide scientific data below for support (except for 9. which is more a discussion based on a logical assessment of future risk).
1. The spike protein of the virus, that is also being utilized in the vaccines, is damaging to our cells through 3 mechanisms. The first is that when the spike protein binds to the ACE2 receptor it causes the ACE2 to send signals to the mitochondria within the cell which destroys the mitochondria, eventually killing the cell. The second is that when the spike protein binds to our ACE2 receptors it causes the ACE2 to send signals to other cells which increases the amount of pro-inflammatory agents in the blood. This inflammation damages the tissues. The third way is that when the spike protein binds to the ACE2 of the platelets in our blood, it causes them to clot. Now, the vaccine manufacturers did take steps to make the spike protein more safe. The spike protein has two parts an S1 subunit and an S2 subunit. The S1 is the part that connects to the ACE2, and the S2 is the part that opens up like a knife stabbing the membrane and facilitates fusion between the membrane of the cell and the envelope of the virus. With the vaccines, they modified the S2 subnit so that it could not open up and jab into the cell membranes if it connects with any ACE2 receptors. They thought this would make the spike protein safe, but this assumption is false and if they had taken the time to do more research before rushing to production they would have found that out. It may seem like the jabby bit is what damages the cells, but actually the major damage is caused by the S1 connecting to the ACE2 receptor. Just the S1, by itself without the S2, causes the ACE2 receptor to start the cell signaling processes that cause the mitochondrial damage, the pro-inflammatory response, and the blood clots.
Studies on the spike protein:
- Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/p8ov38/acceptable_reasons_for_vaccine_hesitance_w_50/
Coronavirus totalitarianism: Doctors in North Texas considered taking COVID-19 patients’ vaccination status into account when determining who gets ICU beds
The memo by the North Texas Mass Critical Guidelines Task Force was leaked to The Dallas Morning News, which published details of the memo on Thursday.
The memo boiled down to this: Since vaccination vastly improves the chances of survival from COVID-19, a patient’s vaccination status could count as a plus or a strike when determining which patients get ICU beds. It could not be the sole determining factor, however.
The guidelines were designed for if the region goes into a Level 3 crisis stage, which Dr. Robert Fine, co-chair of the task force, told The Dallas Morning News could happen in two weeks. The guidelines themselves are not enforceable, but are generally followed, The Dallas Morning News noted.
Shortly after The Dallas Morning News published its story on the memo, a spokesperson for the task force walked back on the memo.
Dr. Mark Casanova, director of clinical ethics for Baylor University Medical Center, initially told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth on Thursday that the memo was meant to help guide doctors in triaging patients in limited situations.
- Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/texas-doctors-considered-making-icu-decisions-based-on-vaccination-status-2021-8
Coronavirus vaccines and pregnancy: CDC manipulated study data to show the Covid-19 Vaccines are safe for Pregnant Women when in reality 4 in 5 suffered a miscarriage
However, when reading the small print of table 4, in which they claim just 104 / 12.6% of 827 completed pregnancies resulted in miscarriage (spontaneous abortion), we can see that the numbers they have presented are extremely misleading.
This is because of the 827 completed pregnancies, 700 / 86% of the women had received a dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna Covid-19 vaccine during the third trimester of pregnancy. The third trimester of pregnancy is from week 27 – 40, and it is therefore impossible to suffer a miscarriage due to the fact they are considered as occurring prior to week 20 of a pregnancy.
This means just 127 women received either the Pfizer or Moderna Covid-19 vaccine during the first / second trimester, with 104 of the woman sadly losing their baby.
Therefore the rate of incidence of miscarriage is 82%, not 12.6% as presented in the findings of the study.
It is impossible for anyone vaccinated during the third trimester to suffer a miscarriage in respect of the parameters set in the study. A pregnancy loss in this case would be considered a still birth, occurring after week 20 of pregnancy.
- Source: https://dailyexpose.co.uk/2021/07/06/cdc-manipulated-study-data-to-show-the-covid-19-vaccines-are-safe-for-pregnant-women-when-in-reality-4-in-5-suffered-a-miscarriage/
Anti-White State Broadcaster CBC Angry That There are Too Many White People Running in Majority White Country and Province P.E.I.
The majority of candidates running on P.E.I. this federal election are once again white men.
All of the people who’ve so far thrown their hat in the ring are white, and only three — Margaret Andrade in Charlottetown, Anna Keenan in Malpeque and Lynne Thiele in Cardigan —are women.
“It was a little disappointing to see the lack of women candidates but as disappointing as that was, I don’t think it was really surprising in itself,” said Sweta Daboo, executive director of the P.E.I. Coalition for Women in Government.
Daboo said the uncertainty surrounding when the election was called may have played a big role in the candidate pool’s lack of diversity.
“This is a process that takes time and time is something that you … don’t have when it comes to a snap election,” she said.
Daboo said parties should look at making changes to their recruitment processes to draw more diverse candidates.
“The changes that need to happen need to happen within the parties themselves in terms of diversifying their recruitment effort and starting early,” she said.
“I think what also makes a big difference is who’s doing recruiting and who’s choosing the candidates. If you have a diverse recruiting committee, then you’re going to have diverse candidates.”
- Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-federal-election-candidate-diversity-lacking-1.6143986
Coronavirus Totalitarianism: UW Medicine patient forced into unwanted COVID vaccine to get his liver transplant
Patients at UW Medicine are being told they must get a COVID vaccine before going through a life-saving organ transplant. One patient says he doesn’t want it, effectively forcing him to decide if he’ll forgo a liver transplant to address his vaccine concerns.
Derek Kovick is a 41-year-old father of two. He suffers from Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), a rare and serious liver disease that damages the bile ducts. Kovick is waiting on his third liver transplant and is concerned with the side effects of the COVID vaccine.
But Kovick’s concerns don’t matter. He’s being forced to either get the vaccine or skip the liver transplant for now.
A fever can be serious for Kovick. If he gets a fever over 100.4, he says doctors tell him to go to an emergency room immediately. In fact, at a vacation just two weeks ago, a high fever from his PSC sent him to the ER.
He’s concerned a high fever will be a side effect of the COVID vaccine, and he doesn’t want to risk it. He’s not anti-vaccine and says he would get one after his procedure. But he does not want the shots before his transplant.
Kovick may not have a choice.
“I was notified earlier this week that now [UW’s] Infectious Disease has changed the rules in the middle of the game, stating that all transplant patients who are waiting for any organ will need to have a vaccine. They didn’t give us the date but said that you need to be doing it ASAP,” Kovick told the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH.
The COVID vaccine requirement
Kovick shared screenshots of emails between him and his nurse.
“Infectious disease says you should move forward with the Covid Vaccine ASAP. It would not be a problem for transplant if you had a recent vaccination,” the nurse told Kovick.
He asked a follow-up question for clarification. He got it: The vaccine is a mandate.
“Transplant and Infectious disease require Covid vaccination for transplant. Therefore you need to be working on getting the Covid vaccinations locally,” she said.
Kovick says if he declines the vaccine, it means he’d be on the transplant list as a Status 7.
“If a liver became available for me and I was on ‘Status 7,’ they would just go bump down the next guy because I don’t fit the criteria for being compliant,” he explained.
Kovick now finds himself in a tough position.
“If they want to make it mandatory after I receive a transplant, that’s a whole different ballgame,” he said. “But while I’m on the list, I just feel like there’s too much, there’s too much risk for me.”
UW Medicine denies policy, then backtracks
UW Medicine initially denied the requirement existed.
When I first reached out to UW Medicine, a spokesperson said they merely “recommend that all solid-organ transplant candidates be vaccinated against COVID-19.” But that message conflicts with the nurse’s two emails to Kovick.
I asked the spokesperson to double-check the policy and connect with the department. Perhaps the nurse got it wrong. The spokesperson’s answer then changed slightly.
“I can’t speak to specific patient situations, but do know that the vaccine is recommended and each healthcare provider works with their particular patient to determine the best plan for them,” she explained via email.
Again I pushed for a more specific answer on whether or not the hospital mandated a vaccine for organ transplant patients. I then emailed Lisa Brandenburg, President of UW Medicine Hospitals & Clinics. The spokesperson responded on her behalf, offering the actual policies.
It is, in fact, a mandate — if the doctor says so.
“Our physicians make a determination regarding vaccine recommendations and requirements, including COVID-19 vaccination, based on the risk factors of the individual patient and degree of immunosuppression they will experience,” she said. “The suppression of their immune system puts them at increased risk for infections, including an increased risk for hospitalization and severe complications due to COVID-19. We also know that patients after solid organ transplant do not respond as well to the COVID-19 vaccine due to the ongoing post-transplant immunosuppression, which is why the CDC now recommends that they receive a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine.”
‘If you want to live, you’re backed into a corner’
- Source: https://mynorthwest.com/3087637/rantz-uw-medicine-patient-told-he-must-get-unwanted-covid-vaccine-to-get-his-liver-transplant/
Iceland is experiencing its largest Covid-19 wave to date despite nearly 100% of all adults being vaccinated
According to Iceland’s Covid-19 data, as of the 6th August 2021 there are over 400 infections per 100,000 inhabitants over a 14 day incidence. The first alleged wave peaked at around 250 infections per 100,000, and the second alleged wave peaked at just under 300 infections per 100,000.
The number of confirmed infections rose significantly on the 19th July 2021 and has been generally rising since this date, whereas the Covid-19 vaccination programme began the number of infections in Iceland had virtually flatlined.
- Source: https://dailyexpose.co.uk/2021/08/09/iceland-is-experiencing-its-largest-covid-19-wave-to-date-despite-nearly-100-of-all-adults-being-vaccinated/
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Coronavirus and Kids Statistics – 0.00%-0.03% of all child COVID-19 cases resulted in death – Among states reporting, children were 0.00%-0.25% of all COVID-19 deaths, and 7 states reported zero child deaths
The regular flu is more dangerous for kids than coronavirus.
- Among states reporting, children ranged from 1.6%-3.5% of their total cumulated hospitalizations, and 0.2%-1.9% of all their child COVID-19 cases resulted in hospitalization
- Mortality (43 states, NYC, PR and GU reported)* Among states reporting, children were 0.00%-0.25% of all COVID-19 deaths, and 7 states reported zero child deaths In states reporting, 0.00%-0.03% of all child COVID-19 cases resulted in death
- Source: https://www.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/children-and-covid-19-state-level-data-report/
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Higher COVID Rate Found In Some Counties With Higher Vaccination Rate – as CDC Director says that vaccinated individuals who do become infected with COVID have just as much viral load as the unvaccinated, making it possible for them to spread the virus to others.
A new analysis finds several counties with above-average vaccination rates also have higher COVID case rates, while case rates are falling in counties with below-average vaccination rates.
Statewide data analyzed by the Bay Area News Group found five counties, Los Angeles, San Diego, Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco, have both a higher percentage of people who are fully vaccinated than the state average and a higher average daily case rate.
Compare that to these five counties: Modoc, Glenn, Lassen, Del Norte, and San Benito, which have below-average vaccination rates and decreasing case rates.
However, UCSF infectious disease expert Dr. Phillip Norris clarifies that the data doesn’t mean the vaccine is not working.
He notes, first, the counties referenced with higher vaccination and case rates are more densely populated.
“If there are a lot of people around you’re more likely to bump into one who has COVID,” Norris explained.
He, like other infectious disease experts, warns that vaccinated people may be unknowingly spreading the virus.
Julie: A lot of people think if they’re vaccinated, they can’t transmit. Is that true?
Phillip: So, originally we thought that might be true.
But he says that’s no longer the case, thanks to the Delta variant.
“If that’s the case, even a little bit in somebody who’s vaccinated could be a lot,” he explains.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said recent studies had shown that those vaccinated individuals who do become infected with COVID have just as much viral load as the unvaccinated, making it possible for them to spread the virus to others.
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Votes on women and blacks
The plenary decided by 352 votes to 97 to maintain the text that provides for double counting of votes given to candidates and blacks for the Chamber, in elections from 2022 to 2030.
The device aims to distribute the resources of the Party Fund and the Electoral Fund among political parties . According to the approved text, the double counting will be applied only once.
- Source: https://www.cnnbrasil.com.br/politica/2021/08/12/pec-da-reforma-eleitoral-entenda-as-mudancas-aprovadas-ate-o-momento
Institutional Anti-White Racism – Black Supremacist Hate Group ‘Nation of Islam’ Invited to American Express to Teach Critical Race Theory – Abolish Prisons, Give Leniency to Blacks, Teach that White Males are Oppressors
American Express, which made a $2.3 billion profit last quarter, invited the great-grandson of the Nation of Islam’s founder to tell its employees that capitalism is evil.
It was part of the credit card giant’s critical race theory training program, which asks workers to deconstruct their racial and sexual identities, then rank themselves on a hierarchy of “privilege.”
According to a trove of documents I’ve reviewed, AmEx executives created an internal “Anti-Racism Initiative” after George Floyd’s death last year, subjecting employees to a training program based on the core CRT tenets, including intersectionality, which reduces individuals to a tangle of racial, gender and sexual identities that determine whether he is an “oppressor” or “oppressed” in a given situation.
In a foundational session, the outside consulting firm Paradigm trained AmEx employees to deconstruct their own intersectional identities, mapping their “race, sexual orientation, body type, religion, disability status, age, gender identity [and] citizenship” onto an official company worksheet.
Employees could then determine whether they have “privilege” or are members of a “marginalized group”: White males presumably end up in the oppressor position, while racial and sexual minorities are considered oppressed.
In a related session, trainers instruct employees how to change their behavior in the office based on their relative position on the hierarchy. The trainers provide a blue flowchart with specific rules for interacting with black, female and LGBT employees: If members of a subordinate group are present, workers should practice “intersectional allyship” and defer to them before speaking.
In another handout, the instructions for white employees are even more explicit: “identify the privileges or advantages you have”; “don’t speak over members of the black and African-American community”; “it’s not about your intent, it’s about the impact you have on your colleague.”
Even common phrases are subjected to race-based regulation: White employees are told not to utter phrases such as “I don’t see color,” “We are all human beings” and “Everyone can succeed in this society if they work hard enough” — all categorized as “microaggressions.”
At one high-profile “anti-racism” event, AmEx execs invited Khalil Muhammad — great-grandson of Nation of Islam founder Elijah Muhammad — to lecture on “race in corporate America.” He argued that the system of capitalism was founded on racism and that “racist logics and forms of domination” have shaped Western society from the Industrial Revolution to the present.
“American Express has to do its own digging about how it sits in relationship to this history of racial capitalism,” Muhammad said. “You are complicit in giving privileges in one community against the other, under the pretext that we live in a meritocratic system where the market judges everyone the same.”
More, Muhammad argued, the company should reduce standards for black customers and sacrifice profits in the interest of race-based reparations.
Employees are encouraged to listen to the “Beyond Prisons” podcast, which advocates for “prison abolition,” a movement committed to “eliminating imprisonment, policing and surveillance” altogether. Workers are also directed toward a series of articles that promises to “force white people to see and understand how white supremacy permeates their lives,” demonstrate that white children become racist before they can speak and persuade employees that Congress should pass legislation for race-based reparations.
Coronavirus Totalitarianism, Dystopia; Quebec’s Legault Says Debate on vaccine passports would expose Quebecers to conspiracy theories – “Do what we tell you, sheep, don’t dare question us”
MONTREAL — Quebec Premier Francois Legault is refusing to hold a debate in the legislature on vaccine passports partly because he says he fears Quebecers would be exposed to conspiracy theories.
Legault adds that neither debates nor legislative hearings are needed on his government’s plan to impose vaccine passports because the three largest opposition parties support the health order.
Quebec’s second and third largest opposition parties, however, have called for a debate in the legislature on the passport system.
Legault says he feels he has support from citizens for passports because 85 per cent of residents over 12 have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Strawman fallacy on full display:
Speaking to reporters in Saguenay, Que., north of Quebec City, Legault said today he doesn’t want people “whom I won’t name” to explain that vaccines are a conspiracy and the government is looking to put chips in people’s arms to track their movements.
Legault has said the state will require people to show proof of vaccination to access non-essential businesses such as gyms and restaurants by Sept. 1.
- Source: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/debate-on-vaccine-passports-would-expose-quebecers-to-conspiracy-theories-legault-1.5544561
Liberals “Racism of Low Expectations”; Oregon governor signs bill removing reading, writing, & math requirements for high school kids, to help ‘students of color’
Brown signed Senate Bill 744 on July 14, but did not issue a press release or hold a ceremony to mark the occasion, instead opting to pass the bill into law as quietly as possible, according to the Oregonian. The bill also wasn’t entered into a legislative database until two weeks after its signing – an abnormality, as bills are typically entered on the same day.
Though Brown was quiet about the bill, the governor’s deputy communications director, Charles Boyle, told the Oregonian that suspending the reading, writing, and math proficiency requirements would benefit “students of color” while the state comes up with a new set of “equitable” graduation standards.
Until then, the suspension will apparently help those who are “Black, Latino, Latina, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, [or] Tribal.”
Boyle said that “leaders from those communities have advocated time and again for equitable graduation standards, along with expanded learning opportunities and supports.” However, lawmakers reportedly have not passed any actual concrete support this year to help those groups.
Any new graduation requirements that do pass will reportedly not take effect until 2027, meaning five years of classes could graduate without needing to demonstrate proficiency in three basic areas.
Oregon Republicans attempted to push back against the bill, with Oregon House Minority Leader Christine Drazan arguing that it would “lower our expectations for our kids” at a time when “we have had this year of social isolation and lost learning” due to Covid-19. They were unsuccessful, however, as the Democrat-controlled legislature overwhelmingly supported the move.
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